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Anesthesia Coding Alert

Coding Foundation:
Understand the Basics of Reporting 01996

CCI and CPT® help clarify when the code applies. Code 01996 (Daily hospital management of epidural or subarachnoid continuous drug administration) applies when the anesthesia provider starts an additional infusion or bolus in a previously placed epidural catheter. Patients typically undergo this type of administration for a two-day intrathecal pump trial or an epidural infusion procedure. NCCI stance: According to [...]

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