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Biling & Coding Tips For Anesthesia CPT Codes

CPT Anesthesia Code List
00100–00222 Head
00100 Anesthesia for procedures on salivaryglands, including biopsy
00102 Anesthesia for procedures on plasticrepair of cleft lip
Coding Tip
Do not use code 00102 for procedures performed onthe lip for conditions other than repair of cleft lip. Forother, non-cleft lip repairs, see code 00300.For cleft palate repairs, see 00172.

00103 Anesthesia for reconstructive proceduresof eyelid (eg, blepharoplasty, ptosissurgery)
00104 Anesthesia for electroconvulsive therapy
Coding Tip
Code 00104 may be denied when multiple electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is provided. ECT (CPT code 90871) is a noncovered service by Medicare. Therefore, when anesthesia is performed for this reason, it will be denied as such.
00120 Anesthesia for procedures on external, middle, and inner ear including biopsy; not otherwise specified
00124 otoscopy00126 tympanotomy
Coding Tip
Codes 00120–00126 each identify a unilateral service. If the surgeon performs bilateral surgical services, use modifier 50 (bilateral procedure).
00140 Anesthesia for procedures on eye; not otherwise specified00142 lens surgery00144 corneal transplant

Coding Tip
Codes 00140–00144 each identify a unilateral service. If the surgeon performs bilateral surgical services, use modifier 50 (bilateral procedure).
00145 Anesthesia for procedures on eye; vitreoretinal surgery

Coding Tip
Code 00145 is for a unilateral service. If the surgeon performs bilateral surgical services, use modifier 50 (bilateral procedure).This code is appropriate to use on any vitreoretinal procedures requiring the same anesthetic management.
00160 Anesthesia for procedures on nose and accessory sinuses; not otherwise specified
00162 radical surgery00164 biopsy, soft tissue
00170 Anesthesia for intraoral procedures, including biopsy; not otherwise specified
Coding Tip:
Diagnosis coding is important to substantiate coverage of code 00170.Anesthesia provided in connection with the care, treatment, filling, removal, or replacement of teeth or structures directly supporting the teeth isnoncovered by Medicare.
J codes J0120–J9999 Drugs Administered Including Oral and Chemotherapy DrugsK codes K0001–K9999 Durable Medical Equipment Prosthetics, Orthotics, Supplies and Dressings (DMEPOS)L codes L0100–L9999 Orthotic and Prosthetic Procedures, DevicesM codes M0064–M9999 Medical ServicesP codes P2028–P9999 Pathology and Laboratory ServicesQ codes Q0035–Q9999 Miscellaneous Services(Temporary Codes)R codes R0070–R9999 Radiology ServicesT codes T1000–T9999 Medical ServicesS codes S0009–S9999 Commercial Payers (TemporaryCodes)V codes V2020–V9999 Vision, Hearing and Speech-Language Pathology Services

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