Medical coding uses special codes to describe procedures and services in the medical field. One of these is CPT codes range 00100-00222. This code is used for noting anesthesia services related to procedures involving the head. It doesn’t include the cost of medicines or other items needed for the procedure. The cost of anesthesia depends on how complex the procedure is and how skilled the anesthesiologist is.
What procedures does CPT code 00100-00222 cover?
CPT codes 00100-00222 are Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes that are used to report anesthesia services for procedures on the head. These codes are used for a variety of procedures, including:
- Cleft lip and palate repair
- Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
- Intracranial vascular procedures
- Transsphenoidal hypophysectomy
- Otorhinolaryngologic procedures
- Dental procedures
- Maxillofacial procedures
- Other procedures on the head
The specific code that is used will depend on the specific procedure that is being performed and the complexity of the procedure. The anesthesiologist must document the following information when billing for anesthesia services:
- The CPT code for the procedure
- The start and stop times of the anesthesia
- The type of anesthesia that was used
- Any complications that occurred during the procedure
The anesthesia services will be reimbursed by insurance companies. The amount of reimbursement will vary depending on the insurance company and the patient’s policy.
Here is a table of the CPT codes for Anesthesia for Procedures on the Head:
|00100||Anesthesia for procedures on the head|
|00102||Anesthesia for repair of cleft lip|
|00104||Anesthesia for repair of cleft palate|
|00112||Anesthesia for cleft lip and palate repair|
|00120||Anesthesia for electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)|
|00130||Anesthesia for craniotomy|
|00140||Anesthesia for intracranial vascular procedures|
|00150||Anesthesia for transsphenoidal hypophysectomy|
|00160||Anesthesia for otorhinolaryngologic procedures|
|00170||Anesthesia for dental procedures|
|00180||Anesthesia for maxillofacial procedures|
|00190||Anesthesia for other procedures on the head|
How is CPT code 00100 billed?
The anesthesiologist’s office submits code 00100 for payment. The insurance company then pays the anesthesiologist for their services after deducting any amount the patient needs to pay (like a deductible or copayment).
What additional information can you provide about CPT code 00100?
To get more details about CPT codes, you can ask the patient’s insurance company, the anesthesiologist’s office, or the American Medical Association (AMA). The AMA has a list of searchable CPT codes available online.