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Anesthesia Coding Alert

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Know How to Code TIVA

Question: What would the anesthesia code be if the physician administered total intravenous anesthesia for left L3-4, L4-5, L5-6 transforaminal epidural steroid injections (TF ESI)? New York Subscriber Answer: Total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) is a technique of anesthesia which involves the use of intravenous drugs to anesthetize the patient without the use of inhalational agents. In 2016, the base CPT® code for TIVA for a [...]