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Anesthesia Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
Brush Up on Guidelines for Reporting G9363

Question: Our anesthesiologist used active warming to keep the patient’s body temperature measurement equal to or greater than 96.8 degrees Fahrenheit during surgery. The temperature was taken within the designated timeframe for a general anesthesia case that lasted 47 minutes. Should we report only G9363?Colorado Subscriber Answer: Yes, you can report G9363 (Duration of monitored anesthesia care [MAC] or peripheral nerve block [PNB] without [...]

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