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Anesthesia code for TEE

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    Hi,
    What would be the appropriate anesthesia code for a TEE? When I cross code it with the surgical CPT two codes come up, 00500 & 00740. If it doesn't qualify for the 00500 (base units is like 15), why? Can anyone assist me? Thanks!

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    Per the ASA Crosswalk CPT code 93312/93313/93315/93316 cross to 01922 when billing anesthesia service for TEE.

    Julie, CPC

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    The correct code for TEE is 93312-26 for anesthesiologists. If billed along with other procedures, it is wise to use the -59 modifier to indicate a separate identifiable procedure.

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    Maybe I misunderstood hanoz420's question:

    If providing anesthesia for TEE performed by another provider: 01922

    If anesthesiologist is performing TEE: 93312-93318 depending on level of service and documentation

    Julie, CPC

  5. Default Anesthesia for TEE
    Thanks for everyone's reply......this is the scenario: A pt comes in for a TEE, the cardiologist does everything and our anesthesiologist just provides the anesthesia.......for all of our TEE/Cardioversion TEE's our anesthesiologist just provides the anesthesia......

    Thanks!!!

  6. Default Literature, articles wanted for 93313 bundled ...
    with 36620 and 93503?

    fro cci 16.3 93318 can be found in column 2. But not specifically 93313.

    Looking for literature please post.

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    Default Is 01922 still the valid anes code for TEE?
    The crosswalks I use say 00740 or 00500...if it is 01922 could you expain why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdrueppel View Post
    Maybe I misunderstood hanoz420's question:

    If providing anesthesia for TEE performed by another provider: 01922

    If anesthesiologist is performing TEE: 93312-93318 depending on level of service and documentation

    Julie, CPC


    Julie,

    Could you clarify if 01922 is the right code for this..I was of the impression that it is for non invasive procedures...sorry to be so ignorant but I want to make sure I have my ducks in a row.

    Thanks,
    Rochelle

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    Julie,
    00500 covers invasive as well as noninvasive TEE procedures.It is listed in my Anesthesia Cross Coder for 2011 as falling under the 00500 code list.

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    The CPT codes for TEE fall under the range of 93312-93318 per the CPT book. These CPT codes then crosswalk to 01922.

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