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Anesthesia Coding Alert

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3 Tips Help You Ethically Handle Incomplete Medical Direction

Look before you leap into using these tricky modifiers Anesthesia coders know that a physician must meet seven specific criteria before you can report his services as medical direction (see “Remember the Rules for Medical Direction” on pg. 43). The coding questions arise when you’re dealing with “incomplete” medical direction – a situation in which the anesthesiologist doesn’t quite meet [...]


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