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Labor Epidural & Spinal

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    Question Labor Epidural & Spinal
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    How would you recommend coding this situation: CRNA places the labor epidural then removes the catheter due to insufficient pain relief and places a spinal?

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    ASA code 01967 states "including replacement". The epidural was a failed/inadequate technique that converted to spinal. I would bill 01967 at your standard rate. I say standard rate because most of us have capped fees for OB anesthesia, however, I do know of other providers who still bill base plus full time units on their OB charges.

    Julie D, CPC

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