Please help with coding

cherylbr

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Here is my situation.

Pt was in the preop holding area being prepped for a urological procedure. The anesthesiologist administered Fentanyl. The patient went into tachycardia and had to immediately be taken to the emergency room. Is this a billable service? How would this be coded?

The patient never went into the operating room and the surgeon was never present. The surgery never took place.

I am only interested if the anesthesia service is billable and if so, how would this be coded?

Thank you!
Cheryl
 
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