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CPT codes that are integral to an anesthesia service


The NCCI contains many edits bundling standard preparation, monitoring, and procedural services into anesthesia CPT codes. Although some of these services may never be reported on the same date of service as an anesthesia service, many of these services could be provided at a separate patient encounter unrelated to the anesthesia service on the same date of service. Providers may utilize modifier 59 to bypass the edits under these circumstances.

CPT codes describing services that are integral to an anesthesia service include, but are not limited to, the following:

31505, 31515, 31527 (Laryngoscopy) (Laryngoscopy codes describe diagnostic or surgical services.)

31622, 31645, 31646 (Bronchoscopy)

36000, 36010-36015 (Introduction of needle or catheter)

36400-36440 (Venipuncture and transfusion)

62310-62311, 62318-62319 (Epidural or subarachnoid injections of diagnostic or therapeutic substance). Learn more...

64400-64530 (Nerve blocks) Learn more...

67500 (Retrobulbar injection)

81000-81015, 82013, 82205, 82270, 82271(Performance and interpretation of laboratory tests)

43753, 43754, 43755 (Esophageal, gastric intubation)

92511-92520, 92543 (Special otorhinolaryngologic services)

92950 (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation)

92953 (Temporary transcutaneous pacemaker)

92960, 92961 (Cardioversion)

93000-93010 (Electrocardiography)

93040-93042 (Electrocardiography)

93303-93308 (Transthoracic echocardiography when  utilized for monitoring purposes)  However, when performed for diagnostic purposes with documentation  including a formal report, this service may be considered a significant, separately identifiable, and separately reportable service.

93312-93317 (Transesophageal echocardiography when utilized for monitoring purposes) However, when performed for diagnostic purposes with documentation including a formal report, this service may be considered a significant, separately identifiable, and separately reportable service.

93318 (Transesophageal echocardiography for monitoring purposes)

93561-93562 (Indicator dilution studies)

93701 (Thoracic electrical bioimpedance)

93922-93981 (Extremity or visceral arterial or venous vascular studies) When performed diagnostically with a formal report, this service may be considered a significant, separately identifiable, and if medically necessary, a separately reportable service.

94640 (Inhalation/IPPB treatments)

94002-94004, 94660-94662 (Ventilation management/CPAP services). Learn more...

94664 (Inhalations)

94680-94690, 94770 (Expired gas analysis)

94760-94762 (Oximetry)

96360-96376 (Drug administration)

99201-99499 (Evaluation and management)

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