Certainly there are times when an anesthesiologist may do evaluation & management services.
The same E/M rules apply for anesthesiologists as for any other MD.
When providing anesthesia services for a surgical procedure, there would be no E/M with some exceptions. On the other hand, for Interventional Pain services, it's likely that some cases can be billed using E/M and some will not. Again, the same E/M rules apply so if you understand those, you should be able to know when an E/M is appropriate to code and when you shouldn't.
Go to CMS - look at the Internet Only Manual 100-04, Chapter 12 for physician services. This manual will also detail what's included in anesthesia services per CMS guidelines.
Leslie Johnson, CPC
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