Anesthesia Billing Guidelines Reminder & Reference

The following is a reminder of the billing guidelines for anesthesia services for  UnitedHealthcare Community Plan:  Anesthesia Services – General or monitored anesthesia management services must besubmitted with a CPT anesthesia code 00100-01999, except 01953 and 01996. Refer tothe Anesthesia Management Codes in the Anesthesia Policy for all applicable codes.  Time Reporting –…

Concurrent Medically Directed Anesthesia Procedures With Time Calculation

Concurrency is defined with regard to the maximum number of procedures that the physician is medically directing within the context of a single procedure and whether these other procedures overlap each other. Concurrency is not dependent on each of the cases involving a Medicare patient. For example, if an anesthesiologist directs three concurrent procedures, two…