CPT Code 01714 | Description & Clinical Information
CPT 01714 describes the administration of anesthesia by a healthcare provider during a medical procedure that involves the nerves, muscles, tendons, fascia, and bursae of the upper arm and elbow, specifically for tenoplasty from the elbow to the shoulder.
The CPT book defines CPT code 01714 as: “Anesthesia for procedures on nerves, muscles, tendons, fascia, and bursae of upper arm and elbow; tenoplasty, elbow to shoulder”.
The procedure described by CPT code 01714 involves the services of an anesthesia provider who performs a preoperative evaluation of the patient. This ensures that the patient is fit to undergo the procedure and that they are in optimal health to receive the anesthesia. The provider then induces the patient and monitors them during a procedure on the nerves, muscles, tendons, fascia, and bursae of the upper arm and elbow. This includes an elbow to shoulder tenoplasty that is performed by a different provider.
During the procedure, the anesthesia provider administers various types and amounts of medications as necessary. They also use different forms of monitoring to track the patient’s physiological responses, including ECG, temperature, blood pressure, oximetry, capnography, and mass spectrometry. The provider takes note of all these factors, as well as the start and stop times of anesthesia care, to document and ensure optimal care for the patient.
Standard monitoring services, such as those used in anesthesia care, do not include unusual forms of monitoring such as the use of SwanGanz catheters, intraarterial lines, or central venous lines. If these are used, they must be coded separately using sufficient supporting documentation.
After the procedure, the anesthesia provider oversees the patient’s transfer to the postanesthesia care unit. This ensures that the patient continues to receive proper care during the recovery phase.
It is important to note that the services represented by anesthesia codes 0010001999 include a pre and postoperative visit to assess the patient, anesthesia care during the procedure, the administration of fluids and/or blood as necessary, and standard monitoring services as listed above. These services provide comprehensive care for the patient and ensure that they receive the necessary attention for their specific needs.
In summary, the CPT code 01714 procedure involves the services of an anesthesia provider who ensures that the patient is fit for the procedure and administers the necessary medications and monitoring during the procedure. The provider notes all the factors and documents them for optimal care. Standard monitoring services are included in the procedure, while unusual forms of monitoring must be coded separately. The anesthesia provider then oversees the patient’s transfer to the postanesthesia care unit for continued care.
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