(These are my opinions and should not be construed as being the final authority. Other opinions may vary.)
I would look for a second opinion about what I am going to tell you, but this is what we do:
If it was for anesthesia, then the anesthesiologist bills. If it was for post-op pain, then the ASC bills (with a -59 modifier) even if administered by an anesthesiologist. Some carriers pay, some do not, but bill 'em all. You indicated that the block was performed by the surgeon, which would indicate to me that it was for post-op pain.
Richard Mann, your pain management coder
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