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Anesthesiologist /CRNA doing pain injections

  1. Question Anesthesiologist /CRNA doing pain injections
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    An anesthesiologist is doing the injection for an ex. sympathetic blocks or transforaminal injections and request a CRNA to give anesthesia besides, can we bill for the CRNA.
    Basically the anesthesiologist is billing his fee, the facility is billing their fee and the anesthesia company wants to bill for the CRNA that is monitoring. Can this be done??

    Thank you for any imput or any references.

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    Lafayette, LA
    Default Anesthesiologist /CRNA doing pain injections
    This really depends on the payor. In LA Medicare and some of the private insurance no longer allow this billing practice. If however, the MDA and CRNA are under seperate TIN it may be possible. Also keep in mind medicaly necessity for MAC. We ended up losing money.
    Belinda Keeling, CPC, CANPC

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