Anesthesia services have their own set of special codes called CPT® codes. These codes are like labels that help doctors and insurance companies understand the different services provided. The American Medical Association (AMA) takes care of these codes.
These codes cover a wide range of services related to anesthesia, which is when doctors make you not feel pain during medical procedures. These services are linked to specific parts of your body, like your head, neck, back, upper leg, and even your elbow. Sometimes, certain codes are made just for special procedures, like a specific type of test called endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).
Apart from that, the list of codes also includes things like giving anesthesia for X-rays, treating burns, or helping with childbirth. Towards the end of the list, there are some “other” codes. These cover things like giving anesthesia for nerve blocks or taking care of patients who need constant medication through a tube in the back in the hospital.
But what happens if a medical procedure doesn’t fit any of these codes? Well, in such cases, there’s a special code, 01999, that’s used to describe procedures that don’t have their own specific code yet.
Anesthesia Procedure (00100- 01999)
Here is a more detailed list of the codes in this range
|00100-00222||Anesthesia for procedures on the head.|
|00300-00352||Anesthesia for procedures on the neck.|
|00400-00474||Anesthesia for intrathoracic procedures.|
|00500-00580||Anesthesia for procedures on the spine and spinal cord.|
|00600-00670||Anesthesia for procedures on the upper abdomen.|
|00700-00797||Anesthesia for procedures on the lower abdomen.|
|00800-00882||Anesthesia for procedures on the perineum.|
|00902-00952||Anesthesia for procedures on the pelvis (except hip).|
|01112-01173||Anesthesia for procedures on the upper leg (except knee).|
|01200-01274||Anesthesia for procedures on the knee and popliteal area.|
|01320-01444||Anesthesia for procedures on the lower leg (below knee, including ankle and foot).|
|01462-01522||Anesthesia for procedures on the shoulder and axilla.|
|01610-01680||Anesthesia for procedures on the upper arm and elbow.|
|01710-01782||Anesthesia for procedures on the forearm, wrist and hand.|
|01810-01860||Anesthesia for radiological procedures.|
|01916-01942||Anesthesia for burn excisions or debridement.|
|01951-01999||Anesthesia services for obstetrical and other procedures.|
There may be additional codes that are specific to the type of procedure being performed. It is always best to consult with a medical coding professional to ensure that the correct codes are being used.