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Anesthesiologist's Role Rules How to Report Intubation EUA

Question: What procedure code should I report for intubation EUA (examination under anesthesia)? The associated diagnoses are dyspnea and upper airway  bstruction. Connecticut Subscriber Answer: Your question is difficult to answer without more information. Here are two possibilities, depending on the specifics of the case. If the anesthesiologist intubated a patient with no anesthesia services, you should report 31500 (Intubation, endotracheal, emergency [...]

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