There isn't an easy answer for this. It all depends on your payer. We bill in 5 different states and Medicaid in each state requires something different. Some pay a flat rate, others pay by time. We have some who will only pay if you file the C-section alone (regardless of labor epi) and others who require both codes. My best advice to you on the labor turned C-section is to find out what your payer's policy is on it.
For the second scenario, if they are doing a single intrathecal block, you can bill 62311 instead of 01967. If they are placing a cath and then dosing it later, bill 01967 with the full time, but again with certain payers you may have to cap your billed amount, check with your major payers to get their policies.
Hope this helps.
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