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Anesthesiologists Could Collect Extra Units for Field Avoidance

Even if Medicare won’t pay, other payers often do.  Seeing a note of “field avoidance” in your anesthesia provider’s notes might lead to additional reimbursement. Here’s what to look for in order to determine whether the technique might boost your bottom line.  Grasp the Field Avoidance Basics The term “field avoidance” basically means the anesthesiologist doesn’t have direct access to [...]