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Anesthesia Coding Alert

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Get a Refresher on Medicare's Reimbursement Formula

Question: I’m new to coding and am trying to see if our Medicare reimbursement is correct, but am having trouble coming up with the correct formula for my anesthesiologist. Is it time units (1 unit = 15 minutes) + base units (as given by CMS) x the conversion factor? Alabama Subscriber Answer: Yes, your formula is correct for an anesthesia provider. Just [...]

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