3rd degree burns

SANDYB4

Contributor
Messages
15
Location
Phoenix, Arizona
Best answers
0
I have a pt with 3rd degree burns tx general anes Xenograft applied to burns on face, chest, arms, hands, and legs. Dr didn't provide any measurements. Should I just code 15271 along with 3 hours of time?
 

aaron.lucas

Expert
Messages
286
Location
Cherry Hill, NJ
Best answers
0
15271 has no time, so no you wouldn't bill that with 3 hours. if you're talking about billing for the anesthesia services, then you shouldn't be using 15271 that way either, because that's a surgery code. when billing anesthesia you should use the anesthesia code that corresponds to the primary procedure being performed. for this case it would probably be 01952 and then 01953 if applicable.
 
Top