ASIPP has been working on the issues concerning anesthesia for pain management procedures for a long time.
In the September 20, 2022 CGS News Publication, “Anesthesia for Pain Management Procedures,” CGS confirms the message ASIPP has been giving our membership:
Mild sedation is acceptable for all interventional procedures. Monitored anesthesia care is acceptable for radiofrequency neurotomy procedures. Otherwise, claims billed with moderate or deep sedation, general anesthesia, or MAC during a pain management procedure, other than radiofrequency, will be denied. Note: The entire claim will be denied—not just the sedation claim.