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Anesthesia Coding Alert

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Turn to This Code for Anesthesia During Kyphoplasty

Question: One of our doctors is questioning whether 01936 accurately reflects the work of an anesthesiologist during kyphoplasty. What code should we be reporting for his service? West Virginia Subscriber Answer: Under most circumstances, anesthesia code 01936 (Anesthesia for percutaneous image guided procedures on the spine and spinal cord; therapeutic) is the best option. If you review the operative note [...]


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