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    Red face Use of ASA codes

    Could someone point me to definitive sourcing within the CMS website which states that they will only accept ASA codes for anesthesia (00100-01999) as opposed to surgical codes for anesthesia?

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Sarasota FL

    Default ASA codes

    What exactly are you asking?

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Sioux Falls South Dakota


    Section 50 (page 115) details Anesthesiology services, including how they will be payed, with base rates, times, units, etc. This section also directs you to the anesthesiology page with the procedure codes to be used, and how the base rates and times are calculated.
    Lucinda (Cindy) McGarry, CPC-P
    Applications Specialist
    Avera Health Plans
    Education Office Sioux Falls SD Local Chapter
    Past President Sioux Falls SD Local Chapter

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Boardman, Ohio


    medicare will only accept asa codes... depending on the inusrance company, we also use the cpt (surgical) codes. majority of the payers, however, accept and pay using the asa.

    hope this helps!
    Julie S., CPC
    Anesthesia Coder
    Education Officer, Cleveland Area Chapter 2016

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