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Epidural inserted twice?

  1. #1
    Daytona Beach, FL
    Default Epidural inserted twice?
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    I have an anesthesiologist who inserted an Epidural for a patient in Labor at 12pm. At 5:25pm the Epidural pulled out, so he reinserted the Epidural. At 9:00pm the patient was taken to OR for a C-Section and returned to their room at 9:50pm. I'm not sure how to bill this!

    Do I bill for the total time of the Labor Epidural with code 01967 (12:00-9:00pm) and then code 01968 for the C-Section time? Can I charge for the reinsertion of the Epidural and is so how?

    Any instructions on how to do this would be greatly appreciated!

    Jodi Dibble, CPC

  2. #2
    Charleston, WV
    Yes, 01967 from 1200 to 2100 and then 01968. No, I don't think you can bill for the second epidural.
    J G Stanley, MHA, CPC

  3. #3
    Daytona Beach, FL
    Thank you.
    Jodi Dibble, CPC

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