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Anesthesia Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Be Sure L&D Code Captures the Correct Level of Service

Question: I am coding for a patient who did not have labor analgesic. She did have anesthesia for a c-section that converted to a hysterectomy following delivery. I have coded this as 01961 with add-on code +01969. The insurance carrier is denying +01969, stating that a qualifying procedure was not billed. Are these codes not billable together? How should I [...]

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