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99140 & Med Directed CRNA

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    Charleston, WV
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    As long as I've been doing this, you would think I would know the answer but then again, I've been searching for an hour and still haven't found a straightforward answer anywhere.

    When the anesthesiaologist is directing a CRNA and it is an emergency surgery, can both bill 99140 or just one of them. If it's just one, which one?
    J G Stanley, MHA, CPC

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    I only bill 99140 on the anesthesiologist, not the CRNA.

    Alicia, CPC

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    Charleston, WV
    Thank you for responding, Alicia.

    I have to admit, I'm a little disappointed that there weren't more responses. When I brought this up in an impromptu facebook chat with some other coders I got a lot of responses. Unfortunately, the opinions were varied and now I'm less sure than I was when I first asked the question.
    J G Stanley, MHA, CPC

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    When the anesthesiologists medically directs CRNA, we only bill the 99140 under the anesthesiologist's name, not the CRNA.

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