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    Default Consult on pt under anesthesia

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    I am in a Urology group that is frequently called to OR to consult on patients under anesthesia for example due to inability to insert cath. Physician does a physical best they can examines GU system and documents that information is unobtainable. they perform procedure ex:cath insertion but is this consult billable?


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    Apr 2007
    Milwaukee WI

    Default Billing procedure?

    If you are billing the procedure, then NO ... the limited E/M performed is bundled into the RVU of the procedure.

    If you are NOT billing any procedure, I would use 99499 - Unlisted E/M and base my fee on the lowest level of applicable consult (inpatient or outpatient, depending on patient status).

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    Could anybody advise me an anesthesiologist can bill for Massage chair from his office and is there any particular code for massage chair and billing rules for this. Can we use 97124 code for massage chair.

    Thank you,

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