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  1. Question Two Anesthesiologists
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    Good Morning- I hope someone can help. The senario is-
    Two anesthesiologists- one does all pre op work and part of the anesthesia for the procedure. The second anesthesiologist takes over for the second half of the procedure and finishes. How do we bill in a hospital for these docs? Should we detail the time for each doc? What about the base units for each? Should we only bill for the first doc? -many questions

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    Are both anesthesia providers in the same group? If so, the below information may be a billing option.

    We are a group of 40 MDAs and CRNAs and this happens in our group frequently. There's no duplication of service as each component that was performed are necessary in order to bill anesthesia. It would not be appropriate to unbundle these services. I enter each provider's time for the case and ONE case bill under the provider with the most time on the case.

    Julie, CPC
    Last edited by jdrueppel; 06-26-2009 at 08:40 AM.

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