Anesthesia Guidelines

Anesthesia Guidelines

Links have been reviewed and are working properly. 12/29/2018

1995 E&M Guidelines

1997 E& M Guidelines


Anesthesia Center - From CMS

Practice Guidelines & Standards by ASA - all of them.

​Basic Standards for PreAnesthesia Care from ASA, Last Amended: Dec 13, 2020. PDF Copy found here: Basic Standards for PreAnesthesia Care

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), Services of</>42 CFR 410.69: Basic rules and definitions from the Federal Register - See: § 410.69

Conditions of Participation from the Federal Register

Continuum of Depth of Sedation: Definition of General Anesthesia and Levels of Sedation/Analgesia - A definition of the levels of depths of anesthesia - from ASA, this is an excellent chart to help determine the levels of sedation, from moderate sedation to Monitored Anesthesia Care (MAC) to General Anesthesia. Found here also with updated info: Critical Care Guidelines from ASA; 10/15/2014

CRNA Opt-out States (17 states) Information from the AANA.

Documentation Guidelines of Anesthesia Care; from ASA; amended Oct 2015. Found here: Statement on Documentation of CareLast Amended Oct 17, 2018

Monitored Anesthesia Care, ("MAC") Distinguishing Monitored Anesthesia Care from Moderate Sedation/Analgesia - From ASA 11/2018

Immediately Available; ASA's Definition - "Immediately Available When Medically Directing" from 10/15/2014

Immediately Available Hospital Anesthesia Services Interpretive Guidelines from CMS rev. in 2/2010

Moderate and Conscious Sedation FAQs from ACEP (American College of Emergency Physicians); Financial & Reimbursement Issues

Monitored Anesthesia Care Standards & Guidelines from the ASA; 10/16/2013, Last Amended Oct 15, 2018

NCCI Edits Policy Manual - Policy Manual for Part B Medicare Carriers (found near the bottom of the page); this is a zipped file with PDF documents corresponding to each CPT section; Anesthesia section is Chapter 2

Non-Operating Room Anesthetizing Locations, Statement on from ASA, Reaffirmed Oct 17, 2018

Office-based Anesthesia Guidelines - from ASA

Payment for Anesthesia Services Internet Only Manuals from CMS, Chapter 12, Section 50; latest revision 5/31.2018

PostAnesthesia Care, Standards & Guidelines from ASA. Found here: ASA Standards for PostAnesthesia Care

Propofol, Safe Use of from ASA; 12/30/2014, from here: ASA amended on October 23, 2019

Procedural Sedation in the Emergency Department, from ACEP (American College of Emergency Physicians)

Teaching Anesthesiologist Rules/Guidelines from CMS, effective Jan 1, 2010, updated Jan 18, 2013. Also, CMS Transmittal 1859 providing guidance.

Teaching Anesthesiologist Guidelines from CMS March 2018