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Anesthesia Coding Alert

Special Circumstances:
Clarify What Qualifies as ‘Emergency’ Before Coding with +99140

Remember the situation is the determinant, not the location. Certain circumstances can sometimes affect how the anesthesiologist, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), or Anesthesia Assistant (AA) provides services for a patient. That’s why the anesthesia section of the CPT® book includes four add-on codes representing various situations. Some of these codes, such as +99100 (Anesthesia for patient of extreme age, [...]

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