Tympanostomy w/MAC

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When the anesthetic is listed as MAC for a tympanostomy w/tube, would you bill code 69433 or 69436? Is MAC considered a local or would it be more like general? Thanks,

Sue
 

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Sue,

You would use code 69436 if surgery was performed under MAC. MAC is not a local anesthesia, patients are in a type of "twilight" state for the procedure, and are not fully awake. Therefore you would use the 69436 code.
 

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That's what I thought but wanted to double check. Thanks-Sue
 
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