PQRS regarding type of anesthesia

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Coding the PQRS #13 requirement, "PACU Reintubation Rate", has a requirement of "Patient underwent general anesthesia facilitated by SGA or ETT".
My question is whether Medicare considers LMA to be the same, included, with SGA? (SGA: supraglottic anesthesia. ETT: endotracheal tube. LMA: laryngeal mask anesthesia).

If LMA is considered to be another substitute for ETT, then this item will be included in many more of the PQRS codings. Does anyone know? Thanks.
 
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