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State Fee Changes Affect Anesthesiologists, Drug Testing and Others

Thursday, March 31, 2016 | 862 | 0 | 12 min read

New codes and changes to the 2016 state fee schedule have been announced by the Department of Workers' Claims, including those dealing with anesthesiologists, among others. Among the notable changes: Clarification of how Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) documentation guidelines should be used for evaluation and management services per patient encounter. Clarification of anesthesia begin and end time – eight minutes (formerly six minutes) is considered a significant portion of a time unit for calculating additional anesthesia time units. Documentation requ...

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