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melissa83

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anesthesia modifier
« on: July 24, 2012, 01:58:13 PM »
Tina was to be operated on for appendectomy.  Local anesthesia was applied to the affected part. During the surgery, the surgeons discovered that the infection had spread to a larger area. To attend to the other portions, they decided to administer general anesthesia. I cannot figure out how to code this. Can anyone give me ideas as to what the CPT code and modifier would be? Anyone have any scenarios for this topic? Thanks!

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Re: anesthesia modifier
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2012, 09:30:18 AM »
Sorry but I don't have any suggestions.   :-[
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Re: anesthesia modifier
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2012, 09:33:10 AM »
This question has been around for a long time and it seems to be from a class. Plus the fact it states local anesthesia then moving on to general for an appendectomy which I've never heard anyone doing.

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Re: anesthesia modifier
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2012, 12:45:49 PM »
Yeah I noticed that too. I don't think it's wise at all to post questions from a test/exam to a public forum, you are better off researching answers on your own.
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Re: anesthesia modifier
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2012, 07:00:02 AM »
Thanks guys!  I missed that.  I thought it was an odd question.  I've done anesthesia billing but haven't come across that!
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