what is anesthesia consultation


A consultation for anesthesia performed on the day of or days before a
procedure is considered part of the global procedure and is not a separately
reimbursable item.

There are two exceptions to the above as outlined below.

− A recipient with chronic intractable pain receives a consult from an
anesthesiologist for the chronic intractable pain, or

− A recipient receives a consult from an anesthesiologist to have an
anesthesia procedure performed but ends up not receiving the
anesthesia, e.g., the surgery is canceled due to complications.

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