Wiki Anesthesia billing questions on time / units


Los Osos, California
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Anesthesia Billing question - We have never added the quanity to our claims for time units. From what I see, the claims have processed at the correct rate. Does anyone know how Medicare or other insurance process anesthesia claims? Do they use the time that we have on the claim to calcuate the correct reimbursement?
We are thinking about adding the units, but if it does not matter, it is easier not to change what works.

WHat do you all do with your claims?

THank you in advance for your feedback. :)
The claims should be processing with the start - stop time which is entered to appear on your claims, (some will round up to the next unit, others will calculate by the minute). The base units do not appear on the claim but their values are assigned and standardized to the procedure code billed.