Searching CMS/AMA Opinions (334)

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Regional Blocks Exception to Medical Direction NC, SC, VA, WV Palmetto 06/10/16
MAC LCD Inapplicable to General Anesthesia AR, CO, LA, MS, NM, OK, TX Novitas Medicare 11/10/15
Medical Direction - CRNA Relieved By Personally Performing MD Should Be Billed As Medically Directed KY, OH CGS Medicare 10/09/15
Medical Direction: Emergence NC, SC, VA, WV Medicare (Palmetto) 05/12/15
Ventilator Management Bundled All States NCCI CCS 03/06/15
MI.Medicaid Anesthesia CLE MI Medicaid 01/01/15
Medical Direction: Emergence KS, MO Medicare (WPS) 01/28/14
Medical Direction: Anesthesiologist Present at Extubation to Meet Emergence Element KS, MO Medicare (WPS) 01/28/14
Time: Pre-OR Versed James Bazan 08/14/13
Medical Direction: CRNA Relieved By Personally Performing MD Should Be Billed As Medically Directed NY Medicare (NGS) 05/10/13
PDAC Letter Indicating Appropriate HCPCS Code for Scoliosis Bracing System TX Noridian - DME-PDAC 04/16/13
Incomplete Medical Direction - QZ Modifier: CRNA OK to Bill QZ TX Medicare (Novitas) 03/27/13
Fluoroscopy: Billing Guidelines for 77003 All States AMA 01/28/13
Medical Direction: Exceptions KS, MO Medicare (WPS) 12/03/12
NPs can Provide Critical Care MO Medicaid 11/20/12
Moderate Sedation: Personal Attendance by Physician All States AMA 09/05/12
Lines - Time Need Not be Documented for Pediatric Patients All States AMA 09/05/12
Medical Direction: Exceptions IL, WI Medicare (WPS) 08/14/12
Incomplete Medical Direction - QZ Modifier: Do Not Bill QZ IL, MN, WI Medicare (WPS) 08/14/12
Labor Epidural - Billing: Insertion Only (62311 or 62319) Insertion & Management (01967 + time) All States Medicare (Tricare-South) 04/18/12
MAC: Policy Does Not Apply to General Anesthesia TX Medicare (Trailblazer) 03/16/12
Spinal Cord Stimulators: Stimulator Lead Removal (63663) All States AMA 02/27/12
High Complexity Urine Drug Screens (G0434) All States Medicare (Palmetto) 02/15/12
Medicaid Provider: TX Medicaid Allows AA to Enroll as Medicaid Provider TX Medicaid 10/26/11
Moderate Sedation: Guidelines for 99144 All States AMA 06/22/11
Modifier QZ: Cannot Bill QZ for Anesthesiology Assistants CO, TX Medicare (Trailblazer) 06/08/11
Labor Epidural - Billing: Only Bill Face-to-Face time. MI Medicaid 05/17/11
Medical Direction: Exceptions KY Medicare (CGS) 05/06/11
Incomplete Medical Direction: Bill QZ if all elements are not met KY Medicare (Cigna) 05/06/11
Time: Deduction - MD Placing Line in OR when 2nd Provider Administering Anesthesia AMA 03/17/11
High Complexity Urine Drug Screens Performed by Physician's Lab All States Medicare (Pinnacle) 02/14/11
Spinal Hardware Injection - Billing 64999 All States AMA 02/07/11
Gastostomy Tube Placed Via Endoscopy Can Be Coded 00740 or 00702 All States AMA 01/07/11
Liver/Pancreatic Biopsy via Endoscopic Ultrasonography Coded 00740 All States AMA 11/18/10
MILD Procedure Should be Coded as 22899 or 64999 All States Medicare (WPS) 11/01/10
Ultrasound (76942): Documentation Requirement All States AMA 10/27/10
Medical Direction: Exceptions AL Medicare (Cahaba) 06/03/10
MILD Procedure, Investigational and Not Covered All States Medicare (Cigna) 05/25/10
Ultrasound (76942): Regional Anesthesia All States AMA 01/31/10
E&M: Daily Management of Acute Pain Blocks via Catheter TX Medicare (Trailblazer) 01/21/10
Post-Op Pain Rounds (99231 OK for 64416, 64446, 64448, and 64449) TX Medicare (Trailblazer) 01/21/10
Time Definition All States 42 CFR 414.46 01/01/10
Labor Epidural - Time All States Tricare-Northern Regional 08/26/09
Dye Study for Intrathecal Pump All States AMA 07/16/08
Epidural Injections SD Medicare (Noridian) 06/19/08
Epidural Catheters TN Medicare (Cigna) 04/14/08
Incomplete Medical Direction: QZ Modifier PA Medicare (Highmark) 04/20/07
Medical Direction: Exceptions MD Medicare (Trailblazer) 03/27/07
Medical Direction: Exceptions TN Medicare (Cigna) 01/19/07
Time: Emergence Definition TN Medicare (Cigna) 01/19/07
Fluoroscopy: Multiple Levels TX Medicare (Trailblazer) 08/18/06
ASC: Excessive Costs Procedures LA Medicare (Pinnacle) 07/18/06
Fluoroscopy: Multple Levels TX Medicare (Trailblazer) 07/14/06
Office Anesthesia KS, MO, NE Medicare (Wheatlands) 07/10/06
Ganglion Impar Sympathetic Block All States AMA 06/07/06
Supervision of SRNA AR Medicare (Pinnacle) 06/06/06
Spinal Cord Stimulators: Stimulator Lead Removal All States AMA 05/08/06
Fluoroscopy: Multiple Instances All States AMA 05/02/06
Bier Blocks All States AMA 05/02/06
CSE (Combined Spinal Epidural) All States AMA 04/17/06
Split Billing: Handoffs ND Medicare (Noridian) 04/03/06
Split Billing: Handoffs OH Medicare (Palmetto) 03/08/06
Daily Pain Rounds All States AMA 03/07/06
Medical Direction: Exceptions OH Medicare (Palmetto) 02/09/06
CCI Edits All States NCCI 02/07/06
Cryoablation: Freezing All States AMA 02/07/06
Multiple Anes Procedures- Same DOS NC Medicare (Cigna) 01/23/06
CCI Edits All States NCCI 01/12/06
Contrast KS, MO, NE Medicare (Wheatlands) 12/02/05
Medical Direction: Exceptions PA Medicare (Highmark) 10/31/05
E&M: Homebound Service TX Medicare (Trailblazer) 10/28/05
CRNA: Chronic Pain LA Medicare (Pinnacle) 10/20/05
Incident To LA Medicare (Pinnacle) 10/14/05
Incomplete Medical Direction: QZ Modifier TX Medicare (Trailblazer) 10/11/05
TEEs: Monitoring PA Medicare (HGS) 09/22/05
Supervision of SRNA TX Medicare (Trailblazer) 09/08/05
Contrast FL Medicare (First Coast) 08/22/05
Medical Direction: Exceptions GA Medicare (Cahaba) 08/22/05
Leased Hospital Space ND Medicare (Empire) 07/05/05
Medical Direction: Frequent Monitoring NC Medicare (Cigna) 06/01/05
TEEs PA Medicare (HGS) 05/25/05
Medical Direction: Exceptions KS, MO, NE Medicare (Wheatlands) 05/11/05
Vertebroplasty: S1 & S2 FL Medicare (First Coast) 05/10/05
Medical Direction: Post-op Pain ND Medicare (NAS) 04/26/05
Spinal Cord Stimulators NC Medicare (Cigna) 04/14/05
Incomplete Medical Direction: QZ Modifier KY Medicare (Tricare South) 04/05/05
Incomplete Medical Direction: QZ Modifier AR BCBS (Arkansas) 03/28/05
Modifiers: 78 - 79 AR Medicare (BCBS-AR) 03/21/05
Contrast NY Medicare (Empire) 02/27/05
Contrast NY Medicare (Empire) 02/21/05
Medical Direction: Post-op Pain ND Medicare (Noridian) 01/31/05
Incident To NY Medicare (Empire) 01/23/05
Pumps: Psychological Testing KS, MO, NE Medicare (Wheatlands) 01/17/05
MAC: Chronic Pain ND Medicare (Noridian) 12/22/04
Medical Direction: Exceptions NC Medicare (CIGNA) 12/21/04
Contrast NY Medicare (Empire) 11/29/04
Conscious Sedation All States AMA 09/28/04
Medical Direction: Exceptions SD Medicare (Noridian) 08/17/04
Pulsed Radiofrequency All States AMA 08/13/04
Incomplete Medical Direction: QZ Modifier MN Medicaid 06/14/04
Incomplete Medical Direction: QZ Modifier NE Medicaid 06/14/04
Incomplete Medical Direction: QZ Modifier IA Medicaid 06/03/04
Transforaminal Epidural: catheter for multiple levels All States AMA 05/19/04
Kyphoplasty All States AMA 05/18/04
Sling Procedure: TVT All States AMA 05/18/04
Fluoroscopy: ASCs CA Medicare (NHIC) 05/11/04
SI Joint Injections: without imaging LA Medicare (Pinnacle) 03/25/04
Enrollment: Mobile Anesthesiologists NY Medicare (Empire) 03/11/04
Medical Direction: Exceptions VA Medicare (TrailBlazer) 03/11/04
Endoscopy: Drugs in the Office Setting NY Medicare (Empire) 01/09/04
Fluoroscopy: Bundled All States Tricare 11/25/03
Incomplete Medical Direction: Bill QZ if all elements are not met TX Medicare (TrailBlazer) 11/18/03
TEEs All States AMA 11/18/03
Incomplete Medical Direction: Billing QZ is accepted, but rare. M/D is "industry standard" HI Medicare (TrailBlazer) 11/03/03
Cancelled Visits NY Medicare (Empire) 09/23/03
Post-Op Pain: Epidural AR Medicare (BCBS-AR) 09/19/03
Peripheral Nerve Blocks: with SI Joint Injections All States AMA 09/18/03
SI Joint Injections: with Peripheral Nerve Blocks All States AMA 09/18/03
Trigger Points: All States AMA 09/18/03
Post-Op Pain: Epidural when Spinal for the case All States AMA 09/18/03
Lysis of Adhesions: Injection vs. Catheter All States AMA 09/12/03
Transforaminal Epidural: catheter for multiple levels All States AMA 09/12/03
E&M: New v. Established ND Medicare (Noridian) 09/03/03
Lysis of Adhesions: Injection vs. Catheter All States AMA 08/26/03
Transforaminal Epidural: catheter for multiple levels FL Medicare (First Coast) 08/26/03
Piriformis Injection All States AMA 08/20/03
Split Billing: Handoffs and Exceptions to Medical Direction FL Medicare (First Coast) 08/15/03
Medical Direction: Exceptions FL Medicare (First Coast) 08/15/03
Psychological Testing MD Medicare (TrailBlazer) 08/14/03
Psychological Testing MD Medicare (TrailBlazer) 08/14/03
Drugs: Quantity All States SADMERC 07/14/03
Drugs: Wastage KS, MO, NE Medicare (Wheatlands) 07/07/03
Post-Op Pain: Epidural CO Medicare (Noridian) 06/17/03
Epidurography All States AMA 06/13/03
Biofeedback NY Medicare (Empire) 06/09/03
Fluoroscopy: Specific Billing Guidelines CA Medicare (NHIC) 05/16/03
Post-Op Pain: Epidural CA Medicare (NHIC) 05/16/03
Daily Pain Rounds: 2003 NY Medicare (Empire) 05/15/03
Neurostimulators LA Medicare (BCBS-AR) 05/07/03
Daily Pain Rounds: 2003 AK, AZ, CO, HI, NV, ND, OR, SD, WA, WY Medicare (Noridian) 05/05/03
TEEs All States Medicare (AdminaStar Federal) 04/17/03
Pumps KS, MO, NE Medicare (Wheatlands) 03/21/03
Daily Pain Rounds: 2003 KS, MO, NE Medicare (Wheatlands) 03/12/03
Daily Pain Rounds: 2003 NJ Medicare (Empire) 03/12/03
BIS Monitoring All States AMA 03/11/03
Daily Pain Rounds: 2003 TX Medicare (TrailBlazer) 02/11/03
Daily Pain Rounds: 2003 AR Medicare (BCBS-AR) 02/05/03
On-Call Services All States AMA 01/30/03
Incomplete Medical Direction: QZ Modifier SC Medicare (Palmetto) 01/13/03
Monitoring: Interoperative CT Medicare (First Coast) 01/10/03
Handoffs: Medical Direction CT Medicare (First Coast) 01/10/03
Incomplete Medical Direction: QZ Modifier CT Medicare (First Coast) 01/10/03
Transforaminal Epidural: All States AMA 01/08/03
Split Billing: Handoffs KS, MO, NE Medicare (Wheatlands) 11/05/02
Lines: Bundled KS, MO, NE Medicare (Wheatlands) 09/20/02
Medical Direction: Frequent Monitoring AL, KS, MO, NE Medicare (Wheatlands)) 09/20/02
Ventilator Management KS, MO, NE Medicare (Wheatlands)) 09/20/02
Fluoroscopy: Revised Billing Guidelines All States AMA 07/24/02
Endoscopy: Gastrointestinal NY Medicare (Empire) 07/18/02
Neurostimulators: 2-phase coding All States AMA 06/17/02
PACU: Time CO Medicare (Noridian) 05/17/02
Time: PACU CO Medicare (Noridian) 05/17/02
Time: Lines & Epidurals CO Medicare (Noridian) 05/17/02
MAC: Bone Marrow AR, LA, NM, OK Medicare (BCBS-AR) 05/06/02
Medical Direction: Exceptions PA Medicare (HGS) 05/01/02
Labor: Add-On Codes AR Medicaid 04/22/02
Trigger Points NY Medicare (Empire) 04/09/02
Lines: Billing Time NY Medicare (Empire) 03/12/02
Modifiers: 22, 60 All States AMA 03/06/02
Handoffs: Billing in name Group KS, MO, NE Medicare (Wheatlands) 02/25/02
Incomplete Medical Direction: QZ Modifier CT Medicare (First Coast) 02/21/02
Post-Op Pain: Test Dose TX Medicare (TrailBlazer) 01/20/02
Epidurography FL Medicare (First Coast) 01/18/02
Facet Joint Injections FL Medicare (First Coast) 01/18/02
Peripheral Nerve Blocks FL Medicare (First Coast) 01/18/02
Pacemakers NY Medicare (Empire) 01/14/02
Post-Op Pain: Epidural PA Medicare (HGS) 12/11/01
Nucleoplasty FL Medicare (First Coast) 11/01/01
Pumps: NPs NY Medicare (Empire) 10/24/01
Post-Op Pain - Billing 01996 in place of 62319 TX Medicaid 10/18/01
Labor Epidural: Continuous Labor and C-Section WA Medicaid 10/04/01
Fluoroscopy: Billing Guidelines All States AMA 10/03/01
Fluoroscopy: Revised Billing Guidelines All States AMA 10/03/01
Facets: 00635 for chronic pain TX Medicare (TrailBlazer) 10/01/01
Transforaminal Epidurals: 00635 for chrnoic pain TX Medicare (TrailBlazer) 10/01/01
Critical Care: Handoffs MO Medcaid 09/27/01
Critical Care: Handoffs KS Medicaid 09/24/01
Neo-Natal Intensive Care All States AMA 09/20/01
Post-Op Pain: Billing for Post-op pain now allowed. Policy AN-006 Terminated. WI Medicare (WPS) 09/17/01
Incomplete Medical Direction: Bill QZ if all elements are not met FL Medicare (First Coast) 09/06/01
Incomplete Medical Direction: QZ Modifier KY Medicare (AdminaStar Federal) 08/29/01
Conscious Sedation TX Medicare (Trailblazer) 08/24/01
Nucleoplasty TX Medicare (TrailBlazer) 08/24/01
Critical Care: Handoffs MO Medicaid 08/17/01
Fluoroscopy: Specific Billing Guidelines AR Medicare (BCBS-AR) 07/31/01
TEEs: Monitoring WA Medicare (Noridian) 07/20/01
Lines: During Medical Direction TX Medicare (TrailBlazer) 07/12/01
Medical Direction: MD Taking Short Breaks TX Medicare (TrailBlazer) 07/12/01
Medical Direction: Post-Op Pain Epidurals TX Medicare (TrailBlazer) 07/12/01
Medical Direction: Exceptions TX Medicare (TrailBlazer) 07/12/01
MAC: LESI FL Medicare (First Coast) 07/12/01
Epidurography FL Medicare (First Coast) 07/05/01
Electronic Signatures: addendum signature VA Medicare (TrailBlazer) 06/27/01
Split Billing: Handoffs KS, MO, NE Medicare (Wheatlands) 06/26/01
Critical Care: Handoffs All States AMA 06/20/01
Critical Care: Billing 99291 All States AMA 06/20/01
Neurolytic: Proper Coding All States AMA 06/12/01
Aneurysm Repair: Proper Coding All States AMA 06/12/01
Place of Service VA Medicare (TrailBlazer) 05/30/01
Medical Direction: Exceptions VA Medicare (TrailBlazer) 05/25/01
BIS Monitoring IN Medicare (AdminaStar Federal) 05/24/01
Nucleoplasty NY Medicare (Empire) 05/18/01
Handoffs: Personally Performed NY Medicare (Empire) 05/15/01
Incomplete Medical Direction: QZ Modifier NC Medicare (CIGNA) 05/02/01
MAC: Chronic Pain All States AMA 05/02/01
MAC: LESI All States AMA 05/02/01
Time: OB Epidural TX Medicaid 04/27/01
Nucleoplasty IL, MI, MN, WI Medicare (WPS) 04/26/01
IDET TX Medicare (Trailblazer) 04/25/01
Labor Epidural: Billable Time TX Medicaid 04/24/01
Nucleoplasty CA Medicare (NHIC) 04/23/01
Pumps All States AMA 04/13/01
Supervision of CRNA OK Medicaid 04/09/01
CRNA: Billing in MD's Name AR Medicaid 04/05/01
Rounding Up AR Medicaid 04/05/01
MAC: Topical Cataract OK Medicare (BCBS-AR) 04/02/01
Supervision of CRNA OK Medicaid 04/02/01
Concurrency IL, MI, MN, WI Medicare (WPS) 03/21/01
Handoffs: Medical Direction IL, MI, MN, WI Medicare (WPS) 03/21/01
Handoffs: Personally Performed IL, MI, MN, WI Medicare (WPS) 03/21/01
Incomplete Medical Direction: QZ Modifier IL, MI, MN, WI Medicare (WPS) 03/21/01
Lines: Billing for both CVP & Swan-Ganz IL, MI, MN, WI Medicare (WPS) 03/21/01
Medical Direction: Exceptions IL, MI, MN, WI Medicare (WPS) 03/21/01
Medical Direction: Monitoring Interval IL, MI, MN, WI Medicare (WPS) 03/21/01
Medical Direction: Lunch Breaks IL, MI, MN, WI Medicare (WPS) 03/21/01
LESI: 00635 for chronic pain NY Medicare (Empire) 03/18/01
Incomplete Medical Direction: Billing QZ and QX GA Medicaid 03/06/01
Conscious Sedation All States AMA 03/02/01
Opthalmology: Incident To LA Medicare (BCBS-AR) 03/02/01
Incomplete Medical Direction: Billing QZ is accepted, but rare. M/D is "industry standard" TX Medicare (TrailBlazer) 03/01/01
Swallowing Evaluation TX Medicare (TrailBlazer) 02/27/01
Reassignment: Cardiology LA Medicare (BCBS-AR) 02/22/01
Reassignment: Cardiology LA Medicare (BCBS-AR) 02/22/01
Split Billing: Handoffs AR Medicare (BCBS-AR) 02/09/01
Incomplete Medical Direction: Bill QZ if all elements are not met AZ Medicare (TrailBlazer) 02/09/01
MAC: Topical Cataract AR Medicare (BCBS-AR) 02/09/01
Conscious Sedation All States AMA 02/06/01
Diskography, Each Level All States AMA 02/06/01
Fluoroscopy: Billing 76005 only once per session. All States AMA 02/06/01
Medical Direction: Agree with GA Q&A WI Medicare (WPS) 02/06/01
MAC: Topical Cataract TX Medicare (TrailBlazer) 02/06/01
Medical Direction: Conditions GA Medicaid 01/24/01
Medical Direction: Exceptions SC Medicare (Palmetto) 01/19/01
Lines: Billing for both CVP & Swan-Ganz WI Medicare (WPS) 01/17/01
Lines: Billing for both CVP & Swan-Ganz IA, ND, SD Medicare (Noridian) 01/15/01
Medical Direction: Exceptions TN Medicare (CIGNA) 12/27/00
Medical Direction: Response to GA's Q&A TN Medicare (CIGNA) 12/27/00
Modifier: QZ TN Medicare (CIGNA) 12/27/00
Lines: Billing for both CVP & Swan-Ganz WI Medicare (WPS) 12/22/00
Medical Direction: Conditions GA Medicaid 12/22/00
Medical Direction: Exceptions TX Medicare (TrailBlazer) 12/20/00
MAC: LESI NY Medicare (Empire) 12/14/00
Diagnostic Tests NY Medicare (Empire) 12/05/00
Medical Direction: Exceptions KS Medicare (Wheatlands) 10/24/00
Medical Direction: Response to GA's Q&A KS, MO, NE Medicare (Wheatlands)) 10/24/00
TEEs KS, MO, NE Medicare (Wheatlands)) 10/24/00
Daily Pain Management TX Medicare (TrailBlazer) 10/13/00
Post-Op Pain: Epidural TX Medicare (TrailBlazer) 10/13/00
Lines: Billing Time LA Medicare (BCBS-AR) 10/02/00
Facet Joint Injections All States AMA 08/21/00
Modifiers: 59 AR Medicare (BCBS-AR) 07/28/00
Incomplete Medical Direction: QZ Modifier MS Medicare (United HC) 07/26/00
E&M: Diagnosis when Separate Procedure TN Medicare (Cigna) 06/05/00
E&M: ASCs TN Medicare (Cigna) 06/05/00
Time: Discontinuous Time for Block Placement TN Medicare (CIGNA) 06/05/00
Incomplete Medical Direction: QZ Modifier NY Medicare (Empire) 05/19/00
Incomplete Medical Direction: QZ Modifier NY Medicare (Empire) 05/19/00
Incomplete Medical Direction: QZ Modifier ND Medicare (Noridian) 04/27/00
PAs: Consults LA Medicare (BCBS-AR) 04/25/00
Incomplete Medical Direction: QZ Modifier LA Medicare (BCBS-AR) 04/07/00
Incomplete Medical Direction: QZ Modifier MD Medicare (TrailBlazer) 04/07/00
Incomplete Medical Direction: Billing QX for CRNAs TX Medicare (TrailBlazer) 04/05/00
Incomplete Medical Direction: QZ Modifier OR Medicare (Transamerica) 03/28/00
Incomplete Medical Direction: QZ Modifier SC Medicare (Palmetto) 03/27/00
Incomplete Medical Direction: QZ Modifier CO Medicare (Noridian) 03/23/00
Incomplete Medical Direction: QZ Modifier AR Medicare (BCBS-AR) 03/21/00
Incomplete Medical Direction: QZ Modifier MS Medicare (United HC) 03/20/00
Incomplete Medical Direction: QZ Modifier OH Medicare (Nationwide) 03/16/00
Incomplete Medical Direction: QZ Modifier KS, MO, NE Medicare (Wheatlands) 03/10/00
MAC: Topical Cataract TN Medicare (CIGNA) 01/27/00
Split Billing - Handoffs TX Medicaid 11/23/99
Incomplete Medical Direction: QZ Modifier TX Medicaid 11/23/99
MAC: QS Modifier Required TX Medicaid 11/23/99
Concurrency SD Medicare (Noridian) 10/19/99
Incomplete Medical Direction: Bill by Group Name ND Medicare (Noridian) 10/19/99
Medical Direction: MDs Presence Required SD Medicare (Noridian) 10/19/99
Medical Direction: Post- Op Care Documentation SD Medicare (Noridian) 10/19/99
PCAs: Billing OH Medicare (Nationwide) 10/18/99
Time: Extraordinary Sedation TN Medicare (CIGNA) 09/18/99
CRNA (Contract): Billing Guidelines for contracted CRNAs. TN Medicare (CIGNA) 09/18/99
Statute of Limitations: Claim Overpayments NY Medicare (Empire) 09/15/99
Incomplete Medical Direction: Bill QZ if all elements are not met AR Medicare (BCBS-AR) 09/08/99
Epidurography vs. Myelography FL Medicare (First Coast) 08/10/99
Split Billing: Handoffs TX Medicare (BCBS-TX) 08/03/99
MAC: Cataract TX Medicare (Trailblazer) 08/02/99
PCAs: 99231 CT Medicare (United HC) 07/29/99
Incomplete Medical Direction: Bill QZ if all elements are not met CT Medicare (United HC) 07/28/99
Time: Pre-OR IV All States Federal Register Vol. 64, No. 140 07/22/99
Medical Direction: Conditions GA Medicare (Cahaba) 07/08/99
Incomplete Medical Direction: Bill QZ if all elements are not met LA Medicare (BCBS-AR) 05/11/99
Incomplete Medical Direction: Bill QZ if all elements are not met TX Medicaid 05/11/99
Handoffs: Who bills the case? SD Medicare (Noridian) 05/06/99
Lines: CVP and Swan-Ganz NY Medicare (Empire) 04/09/99
CRNA: Lines/Catheters TN Medicare (CIGNA) 02/08/99
CRNA: Billing as Non-Medically Directed (62279, 01996 & 36620) TN Medicare (CIGNA) 02/08/99
Incomplete Medical Direction: Bill QZ if all elements are not met AR Medicare (BCBS-AR) 01/05/99
Students: Documentation of E&M All States AMA 10/15/98
Teaching: Primary Care Exception, E&M All States HCFA 10/15/98
Teaching: Unscheduled Complex E&M All States HCFA 10/15/98
Teaching: PC Exception, Prenatal E&M All States HCFA 10/15/98
Time: Continuous Presence - Anesthesia Billable Time (Start/Stop) TN Medicare (CIGNA) 09/18/98
Locum Tenens: CRNAs TN Medicare (CIGNA) 09/18/98
Sedation: Extraordinary TN Medicare (CIGNA) 09/18/98
ASCs: Certification All States HCFA 09/04/98
Labor Epidural: Billing TN Medicare (CIGNA) 08/04/98
Medical Direction: Conditions TN Medicare (CIGNA) 08/04/98
Incomplete Medical Direction: MD handoff to CRNA before emergence CT Medicare (CIGNA) 07/21/98
Incomplete Medical Direction: Bill QZ if all elements are not met TN Medicare (CIGNA) 07/21/98
Ventilator Management TN Medicare (CIGNA) 05/21/98
Teaching: E&M All States HCFA 02/09/98
Templates All States HCFA 02/09/98
Handoffs - Billing to Anesthesia Group All States HCFA 11/26/97
Teaching: Reimbursement All States ASA 06/24/96
Teaching: Documentation All States HCFA 06/21/96

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