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multiple anesthesia procedures


Belleville, NJ
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my doctor performed anesthesia on a pt for a tee procedure. then he the pt needed a pacemaker so the doctor did anesthesia for that. he sent two anesthesia records which were 5 minutes apart..do I bill for the anesthesia for the tee and the anesthesia for the pacemaker placement?

Had a similar incident where he performed anesthesia for a MRI on a child. then did anesthesia on the same child for a eeg about 3 minutes apart. I would think that the minutes are so close that I should pick the higher base unit for the procedure and just put all the time units together for billing....right?:confused:
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It is better to bill two anesthesia procedures individually if the time inbetween is greater than 2 minutes-can aim for a better payment-