01/26/18 – New codes for 2018

Question: What are the new ASA codes we should be aware of for 2018?

Answer:  Below are the new, deleted and revised ASA codes for 2018.

 

New Codes

00731 (Anesthesia for upper GI endoscopy, endoscope introduced proximal to duodenum; not otherwise specified) — base unit value: 5.

00732 (Anesthesia for upper gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures, endoscopy introduced proximal to duodenum; endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography [ERCP]) — base unit value: 6.

00811 (Anesthesia for lower intestinal endoscopic procedures, endoscope introduced distal to duodenum; not otherwise specified) — base unit value 4.

00812 (Anesthesia for lower intestinal endoscopic procedures, endoscope introduced distal to duodenum; screening colonoscopy) — base unit value: 3.

00813 (Anesthesia for combined upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures, endoscope introduced both proximal to and distal to the duodenum) — base unit value: 5.

Deleted Codes

00740 upper endoscopy , 00810 lower endoscopy, 01180 neurectomy extrapelvic, 01190 neurectomy intrapelvic  and 01682 should cast application.

Revisions

 

Code 00320 Anesthesia for all procedures on esophagus, thyroid, larynx, trachea and lymphatic system of neck; not otherwise specified, age 1 year of older, 6 base.

(RVG comment: Anesthesia for flexible rigid esophagoscopy is reported with code 00731 00320. Anesthesia for rigid flexible esophagoscopy is reported with code 00320 00740.

 

Code 00902 Anesthesia for; anorectal procedure, 5 base

(RVG comment: including anorectal endoscopy and or/biopsy.)

RVG Comment: Does not include anesthesia for lower GI endoscopy.)

RVG Comment: Do not use to report anesthesia for screening colonoscopy.


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