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Anesthesia Coding Alert

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Watch the Details Before Coding CVP or PAC

Question: What documentation do we need from our anesthesiologist to support coding for CVP or PAC catheters? He wrote, "Seldinger technique left IJ 1st attempt" and then "PAC" on his chart. Is that solid enough documentation to stand up to an audit? Arkansas Subscriber Answer: You must be able to determine several factors from the documentation before coding the case. [...]

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