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Anesthesia code for facet injection

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    What is the correct anesthesia code for 64490 -- 64495, in 2011 crosswalk indicates anesthesia care not typically required, there is no anesthesia code. Would you use unlisted anesthesia code 01999?

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    I had heard since image guidance is now included in the descriptor to use 01936, I use to use 01992

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    What sort of anesthesia are you speaking of?

  4. Red face anesthesia for facet
    type of anesthesia: local/Mac

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    What sort of anesthesia are you speaking of?
    Hi: Type of anesthesia: Local/Mac

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwaldman View Post
    I had heard since image guidance is now included in the descriptor to use 01936, I use to use 01992
    I do not see where it states to use 01936, in my anesthesia crosswalk book it does not give any reference to use 01936, just states: anesthesia not typically required, there is no anesthesia code??? Do not have many pts' having facet injection in hospital setting, but when there is not sure which anesthesia code to use. There are several ins carriers that do not allow anesthesia for several injections /facet injections is one of them. I'm in NJ so may vary from state to state

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    It cannot be local/mac
    No such thing exists.
    It is either local or monitored anesthesia care (mac)
    If you are talking about monitored con sedation, there is a code for that but no one pays it.
    If it's local it's bundled.
    If it's truly mac then the anesthesiologist or the crna is going to bill it out separately.
    The code for the mac would be 01936

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    it's Mac, I do have problems with many carriers denying anesthesia for facet injections

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    What modifier and NPI are you using for the anesthesia?

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    For 64493 i use 99144 moderate sedation

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