Question resuscitation

edenardo

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One of our urologists performed a surgery under local only, no anesthesia. However, patient became diaphoretic, bradycardic and hypotensive. Our Anesthesiologist came in and began resuscitation efforts with medications and O2. Does anyone know if there is a CPT for this? We haven't been able to find anything. Thanks!
 

fwnewbie

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It sounds like the anesthesiologist was treating the patient for a vagal response which caused the symptoms.
If you are coding for the facility, wouldn't you code the injection procedures and the drugs used. If the anesthesiologist works for the facility, you'd have to code his time too.
Hopefully someone with experience will come and contradict me if needed.
 
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