• 08/25/17 - New guidelines for Spinal Surgeries

    Question: What can providers supply on the billing slip to make coding spine surgeries easier?   Answer: Providers should be supplying all information about the service provided.  This would include multiple levels and instrumentation being used. Below is a table of some CPT changes. Type of Approach CPT Definition Associated Decompression and Laminotomy,  Laminectomy procedure ...

  • 08/10/17 - Anesthesia pre-evaluation of a surgical patient

    Question: If an anesthesia provider is waiting for the surgeon to arrive to start the procedure, can he/she bill for the extra time of waiting as part of the pre-evaluation? Answer: No, this would be deemed to be part of the pre-evaluation and therefore would be bundled into the anesthesia base ...