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Anesthesia Coding Alert

Documentation:
Check Even the Small Details Before Filing Your Claims
Positions, approaches, and more can make big differences. Every anesthesia coder knows th... Read more
Pain Management:
Bone Up on the Differences Between Discography and Decompression Before Assigning Codes
Hint: One procedure is diagnostic; the other is therapeutic. Discography and disc decompr... Read more
Regulations:
Here’s Why You Should Keep Telemedicine and Opioid Claims Especially Clean
Be warned: The feds are watching for potential fraud. If you report telemedicine services... Read more
Technology:
Don’t Let the Versatility of Devices Be Your Downfall
Follow these tips to shore up security. The more common and user-friendly mobile devices ... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Submit This for Epidural Patch Placement
Question: How do I code an epidural blood patch procedure on the same day as labor and del... Read more
Reader Question:
Remember That Monitoring Vitals Is Part of Anesthesia Service
Question: Is there a billable code for monitoring oxygen and heart function during vein su... Read more
Reader Question:
Get the Lowdown on Non-typical Migraine Diagnoses
Question: I know about standard migraines and I think I have a grip on how to report the p... Read more
Reader Question:
Induced Hypothermia Doesn’t Always Point to +99116
Question: When is it not correct to append +99116 for hypothermia? Louisiana Subscri... Read more
Anesthesia Basics:
Follow This Guidance to Better Understand P Modifiers
Tip: Document the one that applies, even if you won't be reimbursed. Physical status modi... Read more
HCPCS Coding:
Catch All Your Potential Reimbursement for TPI Claims
Pay attention to all the options for reporting the drug. If you ever code for pain manage... Read more
Compliance:
Help Your Practice Battle Potential Privacy Breaches by Making Disclosure Easy
Remember that patient care is always your top priority. Incidental use — also known as ... Read more
Reader Question:
Watch Descriptor Details Before Reporting +77002 or +77003
Question: I'm having trouble understanding the differences between fluoroscopic codes +770... Read more
Reader Question:
Unanticipated Procedure During Global Period Requires 78
Question: Our physician removed an implanted pain pump and catheter from a patient whose p... Read more
Reader Question:
Surgical Approach Differentiates 00944 from 00840
Question: The Anesthesia Crosswalk crosses CPT® code 58550 to 00944, with 00840 as an alt... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Don’t Make Assumptions About Induced Hypothermia
Question: When is it not correct to append +99116 for hypothermia? Louisiana Subscriber ... Read more