Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Anesthesia Payment Policies

Washington State Department of Labor and Industries published a fact sheet on Anesthesia Services - Anesthesia Payment Policies. The fact sheet outlines the following:

Noncovered and Bundled Services
  • Anesthesia Assistant Services
  • Noncovered Procedures
  • Patient Acuity
Payment for Anesthesia

  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA)
  • Medical Direction of Anesthesia Team Care
    • Requirements for Medical Direction of Anesthesia
    • Documentation Requirements for Team Care
    • Billing for Team Care
    • Payment for Team Care
    • Anesthesia Teaching Physicians
Anesthesia Services Paid With Base and Time Units
  • Anesthesia Base Units
  • Anesthesia Time
  • Anesthesia Modifiers
    • CPT
    • HCPCS
  • Anesthesia Payment Calculation
    • Anesthesia Add-on Codes
  • Anesthesia for Burn Excisions or Debridement
  • Anesthesia Services Paid By the RBRVS Method
    • Modifiers
    • Maximum Payment
    • E/M Services Payable with Pain Management Procedures
    • Injection Code Treatment Limits
To view the full document, please click the following link: Anesthesia Payment Policies

For additional billing and coding resources, please click the following link: Medical Reimbursement Billing and Coding Resources

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