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Anesthesia Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
Choose From These Codes for Anesthesia During Colonoscopy

Question: Our CRNA was asked to provide anesthesia during a patient’s colonoscopy. How do we bill the anesthesia? I’m not sure about the base code and subsequent time increment codes. Could you also share an example of coding for a diagnostic colonoscopy, screening colonoscopy, and EGD? Do we append modifiers since the gastroenterologist is directing/supervising the CRNA? Massachusetts Subscriber Answer: [...]


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