What is anesthesia crosswalk?

The American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA) CROSSWALK® Add-on provides essential coding content for all anesthesia coders and billers. This add-on allows you to search CPT® to Anesthesia CPT® code relationships (and vice-versa, Anesthesia CPT® to CPT®) as shown directly by the ASA.

What is a CPT crosswalk?

Put simply, crosswalking is the mapping of equivalent, identical, or similar information across two or more distinct data sets. Put another way, when you crosswalk codes, you perform a coding translation between two sets, not unlike how coders translate medical reports into codes in the first place.

What is the anesthesia code for a cast application to the wrist?

CPT® 01860, Under Anesthesia for Procedures on the Forearm, Wrist, and Hand. The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 01860 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range – Anesthesia for Procedures on the Forearm, Wrist, and Hand.

What are the coding guidelines for anesthesia?

CPT codes 00100-01860 specify “Anesthesia for” followed by a description of a surgical intervention. CPT codes 01916-01933 describe anesthesia for radiological procedures. Several CPT codes (01951-01999, excluding 01996) describe anesthesia services for burn excision/debridement, obstetrical, and other procedures.

What are three classifications of anesthesia?

There are three types of anesthesia: general, regional, and local. Sometimes, a patient gets more than one type of anesthesia. The type(s) of anesthesia used depends on the surgery or procedure being done and the age and medical conditions of the patient.

Who can report CPT code 99211?

Physicians can report 99211, but it is intended to report services rendered by other individuals in the practice, such as a nurse or other staff member. Unlike other office visit E/M codes, a 99211 office visit does not have any specific key-component documentation requirements.

What are qualifying circumstances anesthesia codes used for?

HMSA recognizes the five-digit qualifying circumstances codes as modifiers when billed as separate line items to report services provided under particularly difficult circumstances (such as extraordinary condition of patient, notable operative conditions or unusual risk factors).

What kind of Anaesthesia is used for surgery?

General anesthesia is an anesthetic used to induce unconsciousness during surgery. The medicine is either inhaled through a breathing mask or tube, or given through an intravenous (IV) line.

What type of anesthesia is used for foot surgery?

Regional anesthesia (RA) is the anesthetic of choice for all foot and ankle surgery. Advances in anesthetic equipment and techniques have made peripheral nerve blocks the perfect anesthetic technique for these patients, who should be educated about them in their surgeon’s office.