Author Topic: Anesthesia  (Read 1217 times)

claudiajg1

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Anesthesia
« on: March 18, 2014, 03:35:58 PM »
Hello, I'd like to know is it legal to bill anesthesia for  00740 and 00810 separately if they were done on the same date of service, or should they be put together on one claim?

We billed them separately and received 2 payments although they were done within 1 hour of each other.

If this is illegal what can we do to correct past errors?

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Re: Anesthesia
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2014, 04:04:25 PM »
I'm not going to comment on the word "illegal" I'm assuming there is a certified procedural coder on staff and signed off....

I used to be a claims examiner and anesthesia had it's own special breed of calculation..

When two (or more) procedures are done at the same time, only the anesthesia code with the most base units is reported. You capture credit for the other procedure in the time reported. 00740 and 00810 both have a base unit value of 3,
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