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Anesthesia coding for code 36512

  1. Question Anesthesia coding for code 36512
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    Normally this code is done with a local. There is not an ASA code for this. Can anyone help w/ billing this code?
    Last edited by Christinalynn; 03-27-2009 at 07:27 AM.

  2. #2
    True there is no ASA code for 36512, the local anesthesia is not billable. You will need the appropriate P code for the red blood cells depending on what type was used.
    Hope this helps!

  3. #3
    If I'm understanding, an anesthesia provider performed more than local anesthesia for this service, right? If so, and there is medical necessity, you could bill 01999 (unlisted) with the -23 modifier (unusual anesthesia). Be prepared to send medical rationale to substantiate the charge.

    Julie, CPC

  4. Cool
    Thanks for your help. That is what I thought. There is not many codes for the medical necessity of this. As an Anesthesiologist billing wish us luck getting this paid............

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