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Remember Your Other Choice for TEE Monitoring

Question: Can you explain to me what TEE monitoring is and how I code for it? Washington Subscriber Answer: Anesthesiologists sometimes use TEE (transesophageal echocardiography) for monitoring during cardiac procedures. If your provider’s documentation supports the criteria, you might be able to report 93318 (Echocardiography, transesophageal [TEE] for monitoring purposes, including probe placement, real time 2-dimensional image acquisition and interpretation leading to [...]

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