Services that are included in Anesthesia procedures

Anesthesia HCPCS/CPT codes include all services integral to the anesthesia procedure such as preparation, monitoring, intra-operative care, and post-operative care until the patient is released by the anesthesia practitioner to the care of another physician.  Examples of integral services include, but are not limited to, the following: Transporting, positioning, prepping, draping of the patient for…

Reporting Epidural or subarachnoid injections (CPT codes 62310-62311, CPT  62318-62319) along with Anesthesia services

Reporting Epidural or subarachnoid injections (CPT codes 62310-62311, CPT 62318-62319) along with Anesthesia services

CPT codes 62310 – CPT 62311 and CPT 62318-62319 (Epidural or subarachnoid injections of diagnostic or therapeutic substance) may be reported on the date of surgery if performed for postoperative pain management rather than as the means for providing the regional block for the surgical procedure.  If a narcotic or other analgesic is injected postoperatively…

Reporting Ventilation management/CPAP services (CPT codes 94002-94004, 94660-94662) with Anesthesia services

Reporting Ventilation management/CPAP services (CPT codes 94002-94004, 94660-94662) with Anesthesia services

CPT codes 94002-94004, CPT code 94660-94662 (Ventilation management/CPAP services) If these services are performed during a surgical procedure, they are included in the anesthesia service.  These services may be separately reportable if performed by the anesthesia practitioner after post-operative care has been transferred to another physician by the anesthesia practitioner.  Modifier 59 may be reported…