Medical coders have new anesthesia cpt codes in 2018. As we have already learnt that there are new E/M procedures codes in 2018. The new anesthesia codes will be added in the gastro-endoscopic section. Due to less volume of the procedures, old codes are deleted and the new anesthesia codes have been introduced in 2018.
Three anesthesia service codes have been deleted.
01180 Anesthesia for obturator neurectomy; extrapelvic
01682 Anesthesia for shoulder cast application, removal or repair; shoulder spica
The above three codes have been replaced by new anesthesia procedures codes.
Codes description of CPT code 00731, 00732, 00811, 00812 and 00813
There are five new CPT codes added for anesthesia of gastro-endoscopic procedures. These new codes will be more specific. Below is the detail code description of these procedure codes.
00731 (Anesthesia for upper gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures, endoscope introduced proximal to duodenum; not otherwise specified).
00732 (…; endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography [ERCP]).
00811 (Anesthesia for lower intestinal endoscopic procedures, endoscope introduced distal to duodenum; not otherwise specified)
00812 (…; screening colonoscopy)
00813 (Anesthesia for combined upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures, endoscope introduced both proximal to and distal to the duodenum).