Billing Exclusions For Anesthesia

A surgeon or physician may not bill for anesthesia performed at the same time he/she is performing the surgery. This includes conscious sedation codes 99143, 99144, 99145, 99148, 99149 and 99150. Conscious sedation and local anesthetic when performed with a procedure are considered to be a part of the global surgical package and not separately ... Read More

BILLING Guide for CRNA Anesthesia services with example

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) Services  Neighborhood will require all CRNA(s) to become individually credentialed Effective 10/1/2014 Neighborhood will begin reimbursing CRNA services at a percentage of anesthesia allowable. CRNA must be credentialed on the date of service in order to receive reimbursement for the service and all claims must be billed using the CRNA’s ... Read More

Anesthesiologist and CRNA required modifiers

Required Modifiers Required Modifiers for  Anesthesiologist    Description     Reimbursement AA Anesthesia services personally performed by anesthesiologist 100 percent of allowable amount AD Medical supervision by a physician, more than four concurrent anesthesia procedures Max 3 base units + time units) effective 10/1/2014 date of service QK Medical direction of two, three or four ... Read More


OTHER ANESTHESIA SERVICES Anesthesiologists and non-medically directed CRNAs (within the scope of their license) may bill for the following additional services: Swan-Ganz placement or any other central venous pressure line, critical care visits, emergency intubations, spinal puncture, and blood patch. Payment for these specific services is based on the RBRVS payment system. Time units are ... Read More

Anesthesia CRNA SERVICES AND BILLING FOR qualified anesthetists and CRNA

CRNA Services Medicare provides payment to CRNAs and AAs. CRNAs and AAs may bill directly for their services or have payment made to an employer or an entity under which they havea contract. This could be a hospital, physician, group practice or Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC). Reimbursement for CRNA services is made only on an ... Read More

Anesthesia Billing for CRNAs

When filing claims through the Medicare program and the CRNA is employed by the anesthesiologists, reimbursement for “medically directed” by an anesthesiologist and “non-medically directed” are revenue neutral – meaning reimbursement is equal to the same amount.  For example, when medical direction modifiers “QK and QX” are reported (see table below), reimbursement is divided equally ... Read More

CRNA anethesia billing modifiers

Anesthesia Billing for CRNAs When a CRNA is employed by the hospital and a separate anesthesia group is medically directing, reimbursement is shared in some cases, and non-existent in others – depending on several factors.  First, the method of reporting claims.  As previously mentioned, not all carriers recognize split claims or the HCPCS modifiers, and ... Read More