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I Am New At Coding For Anesthesia. I Had An Anesthesiologist Say A Patient Was In A Lateral Position. Is Their A Modifier Or A Code I Need To Use For The Lateral Position.

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Jenny
 

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Hi,

I think u neither have to append any modifier nor need to code the position seperately.

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Dr. poonam
 

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If the base unit value of your anesthesia code is 5 or more, the lateral position is already considered in this code. If the code is less than 5 units you can append the -22 modifier (or if you have a contract with this payer whatever is specified by that contract) & increase your base units to 5 plus any modifying units. You will need to send medical rationale with the claim. NOTE: Some payers do not pay additional units for position.

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I Am New At Coding For Anesthesia. I Had An Anesthesiologist Say A Patient Was In A Lateral Position. Is Their A Modifier Or A Code I Need To Use For The Lateral Position.

Thanks,
Jenny

Hi,
Lateral positioned patients are mostly elderly-
For the sake of hypertension sometimes they are asked to adjust this way-
May be a 99100 added on, if pt. age is above 70-
May be a P3 modifier sometimes required;
Kindly, check-
 
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