Use of Anesthesia Services for Routine Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Use of Anesthesia Services for Routine Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Key Points: Sedation-related risk factors, the depth of sedation, and the urgency of the endoscopic procedure all play important roles in determining whether the assistance of anesthesia personnel is needed. Sedation related risk factors include significant medical conditions such as extremes of age, severe pulmonary, neurological, cardiac, ... Read More

Anesthesia CPT – 00740, 00810 – gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures

Coding: CPT Codes: 00740 Anesthesia for upper gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures, endoscope introduced proximal to duodenum 00810 Anesthesia for lower intestinal endoscopic procedures, endoscope introduced distal to duodenum. Use of Anesthesia Services for Routine Gastrointestinal Endoscopy As a general rule, benefits are payable under Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama health plans only in cases ... Read More

How to use anesthesia for Routine Gastrointestinal Endoscopy – Guidelines

Use of Anesthesia Services for Routine Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Policy: The use of anesthesia services to provide sedation and analgesia for patients for routine gastrointestinal endoscopy procedures does not meet Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama’s medical criteria for coverage except for the following: • Patients with potential for difficult intubation and/or ventilation with a ... Read More