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is TIVA GA or MAC?

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    Hi, I'm confused with Total Intravenous Anesthesia (TIVA) is this General Anesthesia? or MAC? or could be both?


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    we consider TIVA, general. anxious to see other responses.

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    Every anesthesiologist I have asked has stated that TIVA is general.

    LaSeille Willard, CPC

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    We also bill TIVA using general anesthesia billing guidelines, however, we separately identify TIVA in our billing program (we capture different mode techniques i.e. "spinal", "MAC" , "regional", general....) for reporting purposes.

    Julie, CPC

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