I have two items I am trying to discover about this code. First, at what point is a person considered over 70, at the 70th birthday plus one day or not until the 71st birthday? Second, are there any clinical considerations for the application of this code to an anesthesia case and the patient is of the qualifying age? In other words, should the otherwise healthy 80 year old be coded with 99100 or must there be other age-related frailties that impact the administration of anesthesia to the patient for the code to be assigned?
I would appreciate any light on this subject. If anyone has information from the CPT Assistant or a contact at the AMA for the question, that would be very much appreciated. There does not seem to be much in print regarding this code other than if payers allow it or not.
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