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Anesthesia Coding Alert

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Know Which Modifiers to List First on Your Claim

Question: We keep getting an edit stating that the "33" and "PT" modifiers are not correct anesthesia modifiers for colonoscopies billed to Medicare. The question that I'm trying to get an answer for is what the correct sequence is when coding the anesthesia. Would the 33/PT be placed before the AA, QK, QX or after? Alabama Subscriber Answer: Medical direction modifiers such [...]

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