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Field of Voidance

Susan m Posted Mon 05th of August, 2013 20:52:41 PM

Do you have any information on billing and coding for field of voidance? Our anesthesiologist will sometimes mark- field of voidance, prone, sitting or lateral positioning. Is this something that needs to be reported to the insurance company?

SuperCoder Answered Mon 05th of August, 2013 21:47:31 PM

From the ASA website:

ASA Relative Value Guide: "Any procedure around the head, neck or shoulder girdle, requiring field avoidance, or any procedure requiring a position other than supine or lithotomy, has a minimum Basic Value of 5.0 regardless of any lesser basic value assigned to such a procedure in the body of the Relative Value Guide."

It is not just positioning but also head, neck, shoulder.

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