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Anesthesia Coding Alert

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Choosing Anesthesia for Spinal Hardware Insertion

Question: The Anesthesiologist personally provided anesthesia service for a patient undergoing spinal surgery including laminectomy and insertion of Harrington rods. The patient is relatively healthy other than spinal condition. What CPT® code along with the appropriate physical status modifier and modifier identifying the provider should use? Michigan Subscriber  Answer: The most likely code to report is 00670 (Anesthesia for extensive spine and [...]