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    Can I bill anesthesia performed by a PA when the MD performing the surgery is board certified as an anesthesiologist and a pain management specilist? For example the MD/surgeon being the supervising physician?

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    This might meet the scenario you are describing.

    From CPT Assistant 2006

    Description of Procedure: 99144

    "The physician supervises the administration and induction of the sedating agent, with or without an analgesic, initiated by the independent, trained observer. The patient is observed until a safe and effective level of moderate sedation is achieved. The physician, assisted by the independent, trained observer, continually assesses the patient's level of consciousness and physiological status throughout the performance of the supported procedure. Additional doses of sedating agent are ordered by the physician, as needed, to maintain the achieved level of sedation for the supported procedure."

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