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Our anesthesiologist indicates a break in supervision time (15 minutes break, fo... [ Read More ]
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This is an example of an in... [ Read More ]
I'm being asked to add the RT or LT modifiers to anesthesia codes for the following insurances: Harvard Pilgrim, UHC, & BCBS of MA.
In my 25 years of billing anesthesia, I've never us... [ Read More ]
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