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Anesthesia Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
Remember This Before Appending Q Modifier

Question: I have a case where an anesthesiologist is supervising a CRNA for only the beginning of the procedure. Would the CRNA get the QX or QZ modifier? It seems that both technically apply. New Jersey Subscriber Answer: You can only bill for supervision if the supervision lasted the entire duration of the procedure. Because of this, modifier QZ (CRNA service: without [...]


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