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Anesthesia Coding Alert

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How Self-pay Status Can Change the Need for a Claim

Question: I have a cosmetic case that cancelled after the pre-op exam but before induction. Do I bill an E&M code or the time? The anesthesiologist says that no E/M code is needed because it is self-pay. I'm thinking that I should bill the E/M code because the surgery never started due to patients afib with uncontrolled rate. Are rules [...]

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