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Anesthesia Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
Here's Your Lowdown on Field Avoidance

Question: Can you remind me of the rules of field avoidance? What is required for documentation by the anesthesiologist so that we can bill for the field avoidance? Pennsylvania Subscriber Answer: According to the ASA Relative Value Guide, "Any procedure around the head, neck, or shoulder girdle, requiring field avoidance or a procedure requiring a position other than supine or [...]


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