Anesthesia & Pain Management Tools
This page has been reviewed. All links are working properly as of 12/29/2018
Be sure to also check Anesthesia Guidelines as some of this information may overlap.
Anesthesia Conversion Factors, Base Units and more from CMS
2009 CVP "Cheat Sheet" for Anesthesia - Do you need central venous access codes for anesthesia? This version will tell you permacath, bard catheter, port-a-cath, etc. and associated radiology guidance CPT codes in a handy cheat sheet; created by Leslie Johnson, CPC.
2013 Nerves Chart - This is a "cheat sheet" that I created for nerve blocks with associated CPT coded. For use as a GUIDE only. iPACK, TAP blocks, Sphenoganglion blocks with Q-Tips and other blocks are discussed. Updated for 2013! Globals and bilateral indicators are included.
Post-op Pain Chart - based on the new NCCI guidelines effective Jan 1, 2013 (current, 2018)
ASA's Standards, Guidelines, Statements and Other Documents - all of them.
CMS Medicare Claims Processing Manual (Pub. 100-04), Chapter 12: This tells the Anesthesia concurrency modifiers (AA, QY, QK, QZ, etc.), discusses Teaching Anesthesiologists or CRNA, and more.
- Definitions of personally performed, medically directed, and medically supervised: section 50
- Definition of concurrent procedures: section 50J Anesthesia modifiers: section 50K
- Base units for anesthesia services: following section 50K: Exhibit 1
- Anesthesia and Teaching Facilities : section 100.1.2.A.4 CRNA Services: section 140
Epidurogram Checklist - from Leslie Johnson, CPC, this is an epidurogram documentation checklist set to AMA CPT Assistant standards. If it's in there, it's not just a fluoroscopic procedure. *Note* Info is still applicable in 2013
ICD-10 CM for the years from 2010 through 2019. When the zip file is downloaded, all the chapters of the ICD-10 CM will be included. The Official Guidelines for each of these years can be found here, as well.
Statement on Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) from ASA. This contains the how, when and CPT codes for TEE, last updated 2015 but is still current.
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