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Anesthesia Coding Alert


Calculate Burn Code by Area Treated, Not Total Burns

Focus on area, then do the math. In the March 2017 issue of Anesthesia Coding Alert (Vol. 19, N. 4), an example in the article “Think Like a Surgery Coder When Reporting Burn Care” was miscalculated. Anesthesia codes for burn care (such as 01952, Anesthesia for second- and third-degree burn excision or debridement with or without skin grafting, any site, [...]

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