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Anesthesia Coding Alert

Procedure Focus:
Can You Report Anesthesia in Addition to Double Lumen Cath?

Read what some experts say. Your anesthesiologist documents that he administered general anesthesia and placed a double lumen catheter during a patient’s lung biopsy. Can you separately report the anesthesia for the procedure and the double lumen? Some coding experts weigh in on the matter. Pinpoint the Surgical Technique As with many procedures, you need to know the surgeon’s approach [...]