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Anesthesia Coding Alert

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Correct PCEA Coding

Question: Our anesthesiologist placed a thoracic epidural preoperatively with the intention of using it for post-op pain control. According to the anesthesia record, the epidural was not used during the procedure and was not part of the anesthetic for the surgery (bowel resection). Because the patient experienced significant post-op hypotension and did not complain of significant pain for the first [...]