Saturday, August 6, 2016

CPT Code for Spinal Anesthesia


CPT code for Anesthesia for extensiveee spine and spinal cord procedures is 00670. RVG comment : Code 00670 is appropriate only if the surgical procedure includes segmental or   non-segmental instrumentation as defined in CPT or if the procedure includes multiplle  verteebral segments (minimum three vertebral bodies with the two associated interspaces.)

00600-00670 Anesthesia for procedures on spine and spinal cord [includes codes 00600, 00604, 00620, 00625, 00626, 00630, 00632, 00635, 00640, 00670]

Spinal Anesthesia: 1) Regional anesthesia produced by injection of a local anesthetic into the subarachnoid space around the spinal cord. 2) Loss of sensation due to a spinal lesion.



Anesthesia for Spinal Procedures

Code Code Description Base Unit

00600 Anesthesia for procedures on cervical spine and cord; not otherwise specified 10

00604 Anesthesia for procedures on cervical spine and cord; procedures with patient in the sitting position 13

00620 Anesthesia for procedures on thoracic spine and cord; not otherwise specified 10

00625 Anesthesia for procedures on thoracic spine and cord; via an anterior transthoracic approach; notutilizing 1 lung ventilation 13

00626 Anesthesia for procedures on thoracic spine and cord; via an anterior transthoracic approach; utilizing 1 lung ventilation 15

00630 Anesthesia for procedures on lumbar region; not otherwise specified 8

00670 Anesthesia for extensive spine and spinal cord procedures (eg, spinal instrumentation or vascular procedures 13

STATUS J
Status J codes are anesthesia services. Reimbursement for anesthesia services is based on the anesthesia fee schedule (not the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule), and there are no RVUs or payments contained in the MPFSDB for these services.

All the Spinal anesthesia CPT codes are comes under Status J codes.

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