Anesthesia Billing – Full Process & Guidelines

Anesthesia Billing – Full Process & Guidelines

The following article includes anesthesia billing guidelines, and official definitions. Definitions • Anesthesia – the introduction of a substance into the body by external or internal means that causes loss of sensation (feeling) with or without loss of consciousness. • Anesthesiologist – a physician (M.D. or D.O.) who specializes in anesthesiology. Anesthesiologists are medical doctors…

A Guide To Monitored Anesthesia Care

Intra-operative monitoring by an anesthesiologist, physician, or other qualified individual under the medical direction of the anesthesiologist, of the patient’s vital physiological signs in anticipation of the need for administration of general anesthesia or of the development of adverse physiological patient reaction to the surgical procedure. MAC is eligible for coverage when performed by the…

Intravenous Medicines For Anesthesia, Barbituates, Propofol & Opioids

Intravenous medicines for anesthesia Intravenous (IV) anesthetic medicines are given into a vein. They can be given quickly and are rapidly absorbed into the blood. IV anesthetics are used to relieve pain (analgesia), to relax (sedate), to induce sleepiness (hypnosis) or forgetfulness (amnesia), or to make you unconscious for general anesthesia. Most IV anesthetics cannot…

Guidelines For Additional Anesthesia Modifiers 22, 23, 53

The following modifiers should be used as secondary or tertiary modifiers only and not as the primary modifier. These modifiers are intended to provide additional information specific to the services provided; there will be no additional reimbursement made for these modifiers. Modifier Description 22 Increased Procedural Service — Per CPT Appendix A modifiers: When the…

Post Operative Management Of Anesthesia Billing

Post-Operative Pain Management and Epidural Catheters Surgeons routinely provide necessary post-operative pain managementservices and are reimbursed for these services through the global surgeryfee. The surgeon should manage post-operative pain except underextraordinary circumstances. Procedures involving major intra-abdominal,vascular and orthopedic, and intrathoracic procedures will be covered forpost-operative pain management by an anesthesiologist when medicallyindicated. Postoperative pain management…