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Anesthesia Coding Alert

Medical Direction:
Work With Your Carrier to Define 'Short Duration' and Meet Criteria

Know whether extra services help or hurt your claim  Your anesthesiologist is medically directing three cases when he’s asked to step out and assist with a service for another patient. Is he still able to report the initial cases as medically directed? Here’s how to decide.  Count These ‘Extra Services’ Toward Medical Direction - If They’re Quick Determining whether cases [...]


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