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    Can 01820 be billed with 26650 if it is performed by 2 physicians (one for anesthesia etc)? Would it be allowed if there was a substantive reason for general vs local block?

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    The anesthesiologist would bill the 01820 and the surgeon would bill the 26650. If you are processing the anesthesiologists bill, you would use the 01820. If you are processing a claim for the surgeon, you would be using the 26650.

    It would not be unusual for an anesthesiologist to place a block as well as use general for the surgical anesthesia. However, he would be reimbursed for both with the 01820.

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