Anesthesia Direction Guidelines For Medical Coding

Anesthesia Direction Guidelines For Medical Coding

Anesthesiologists can be reimbursed for the personal medical direction (as distinguished from supervision) that they furnish to CRNAs. Criteria For Medical Direction Medical direction services personally performed by an anesthesiologist will be reimbursed only if the anesthesiologist: Performs a pre-anesthetic examination and evaluation; Prescribes the anesthesia plan; Personally participates in the most demanding procedures in…

Ventilator Management Anesthesia Service Payment From BCBS

Anesthesia Payment & Billing Information – BCBS Ventilator Management in Conjunction with Anesthesia Services 94656 and 94657: Ventilation management billed on the same day as an anesthesia procedure is part of the global anesthesia service for the first 24 hours after anesthesia induction and therefore it is not billable.If procedure code 94656 is reported on…

Two aAesthesia Procedures Billed On Same Day With different Units

Special Situations for Anesthesia If two procedures are billed with different unit values are billed, the first procedure will be paid and the second one will deny because the subsequent procedure is included in the primary anesthesia charge. The anesthetic agent for nerve blocks (CPT codes 64400-64530) is included in the reimbursement fee for the…

Anesthesia & Medical/Surgical Services Provided by the Same Physician

Anesthesia services range in complexity. The continuum of anesthesia services, from least intense to most intense in complexity is as follows: local or topical anesthesia, moderate (conscious) sedation, regional anesthesia and general anesthesia. Prior to 2006, Medicare did not recognize separate payment if the same physician provided the medical or surgical procedure and the anesthesia…

Billing Concurrent Medically Directed Procedures

Concurrent Medically Directed Procedures Concurrency is defined with regard to the maximum number of procedures that the physician ismedically directing within the context of a single procedure and whether the other proceduresoverlap each other. Concurrency is not dependent on each of the cases involving a Medicarepatient. For example, if an anesthesiologist directs three concurrent procedures,…

Insurance Payment Rule For Anesthesia Medically Supervised Rate

Payment at Medically Supervised Rate Only three (3) base units per procedure are allowed when the anesthesiologist is involved inrendering more than four (4) procedures concurrently or is performing other services whiledirecting the concurrent procedures. An additional time unit can be recognized if the physiciancan document he/she was present at induction. Modifier AD is appropriate…