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Anesthesia Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
Key Points for Postop Catheter Coding

Question: Our provider used monitored anesthesia care (MAC) for the primary mode of anesthesia during a procedure. He also inserted a femoral nerve continuous catheter and documented that the catheter was for postoperative pain relief. Can we bill separately for the continuous catheter? Florida Subscriber Answer: No, you cannot bill the catheter separately. According to Chapter 2 of the National [...]


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