Anesthesia Coding Alert

Pain Management:
Keep These Tips in Mind for Post-op Pain Care Coding

Pay attention to laterality and other factors. 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. Remember these points when coding for [...]


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