Coding and Payment Guide for Anesthesia Services — 2019
2019 Coding and Payment Guide for Anesthesia/Pain
The Coding and Payment Guide for Anesthesia/Pain Management Services is your onestop
coding, reimbursement, and documentation resource developed exclusively for anesthesia
and pain management. This comprehensive and easy-to-use guide is updated for 2019 and
organized by specialty-specific CPT®
codes. Each code includes its official description and lay
description, coding tip, documentation and reimbursement tips, Medicare edits, and is crosscoded
to common ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes to complete the coding process. Getting to the
code information you need has never been so easy.
Key Features and Benefits
New—Evaluation and Management Services. Evaluation and Management CPT®
used in your specialty are now included with their official description, lay description, coding tip,
Medicare edits, and relative value units. Also included is a chapter with coding guidelines and tables
to assist you in the E/M code selection process.
New—Helpful illustrations. Detailed illustrations for a better understanding of the anatomy of pain
management and anesthesia services.
Code icons. Quickly identify new, revised and add-on procedure codes related to your specialty.
CPT® Assistant references. Identifies that an article or discussion of the CPT®
code has been in the
American Medical Association’s CPT®
Assistant newsletter. Use the citation to locate the correct
Quickly find information. All the information you need is provided, including CPT®
descriptions, lay descriptions, coding tips, procedure code-specific documentation and
reimbursement tips, clinical terms, Medicare IOM references, CPT®
Assistant references, and
commonly associated ICD-10-M diagnosis codes.
Avoid claim denials and/or audits. Medicare payer information includes references from Internet
Only Manual (IOM) guidelines, follow-up days, and assistant-at-surgery and modifier usage.
CCI edits. Includes a section with CCI edits for CPT®
and HCPCS procedure codes with quarterly
updates available online.
Easily determine fees for your practice and reinforce consistency in the charges. Relative value
units including the practice, work, and malpractice components with total RVUs for non-facility and
facility services are included.