Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Anesthesia During Delivery CPT codes 01967, 99140,


Labor Epidurals

Anesthesia for labor epidurals are time-based services and should be billed as total minutes.

CPT code 01967: Neuraxial Labor Analgesia/Anesthesia for Planned Vaginal Delivery

This includes any repeat subarachnoid needle placement and drug injection and/or any necessary replacement of an epidural catheter during labor.)  Code may be reported as a single anesthesia service.

CPT code 01968: Cesarean delivery following failed attempt at vaginal delivery This is an add-on code and should always be reported with CPT code 01967.

CPT code 01969: Cesarean delivery followed by a cesarean hysterectomy after  failed planned vaginal delivery

This is an add-on code and should always be reported with CPT code 01967.

CPT code 99140: This add-on code may be billed for labor ending in an urgent or emergency cesarean delivery with four additional units.

Note: 01967 and add-on codes 01968 and 01969 require a concurrency modifier in the first position.

Scenarios:

• For labor less than 4 hours ending in vaginal delivery : CPT code 01967

• For labor less than 4 hours ending in a cesarean delivery: CPT code 01967 and 01968

• For labor ending in an urgent or emergency cesarean delivery, CPT code 99140 may be billed with CPT code 01967 and 01968

• For labor 4 hours or more ending in a vaginal delivery: CPT code 01967 with modifier 23

• For labor 4 hours or more ending in a cesarean delivery : CPT code 01967 with modifier 23 and add on CPT code 01968

• For labor ending in an urgent or emergency cesarean delivery: CPT code 01967 with add-on code 01968 and 99140

Note: Payment for anesthesia administered by the delivering physician is included in the global maternity fee.

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