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Anesthesia Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
How to Keep Track of the Start and End Times

Question: When does anesthesia time start and stop? Virginia Subscriber  Answer: Anesthesia time starts when you assume control of the patient’s care for the procedure being performed. Typically, anesthesia time starts at the time the patient enters the operating room and you are in constant physical attendance with the patient. If you are delayed and enter the OR later than the patient, [...]