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Coding and Payment Guide for Anesthesia Services — 2019



2019 Coding and Payment Guide for Anesthesia/Pain
Management Services

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®
codes commonly
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®
full code
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.