I have a billing question for those who are performing deep sedation (i.e.
ketamine, brevital, propofol, etomidate) for procedures in the ED/CT/etc.
How are those of you in academic centers coding/billing for these, esp in
the following circumstances.
1) when you both supervise the sedation and the procedure
2) when another service (i.e. othopedics) does the procedure and you
3) when you sedate for an imaging study, i.e. CT scan and actually travel
with the patient.
Our billers here don't feel that we can code for anesthesia services except
as a modifier to the procedure, unfortunately this money is collected often
by another dept (i.e. ortho, radiology, etc) that does the major procedure.
Is anyone using misc. codes or critical care codes, or etc and getting
paid for these sedations?
Univ of Arizona.
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