I don't do a lot of anesthesia coding anymore but our policy was that the anesthesia time can still be billed but you wouldn't use the 53 modifier. That was used by the surgeon or the provider that had started a procedure and didn't finish. The anesthesia provider still provided the anesthesia so you'd bill that with time and if they performed any procedure completely, bill those as well.
I'd also like to know what anesthesia coders also say...anesthesia coding has been an interest of mine...
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