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Anesthesia Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
Know How to Correctly Code your Anesthesia Preparation Time

Question: What are the minimum documentation requirements in order to be compliant with reporting a patient’s anesthesia prep time? Considering CMS’s definition of anesthesia start time as preparing the patient for the anesthesia services, if the anesthesia provider is only performing a review of the patient’s chart, can that be considered compliant for documentation purposes, or should there be other functions [...]