What is the type of sedation that allows a procedure to be performed without pain to the patient, but the patient is not completely asleep?
conscious or moderate
The society that publishes the Relative Value Guide for anesthesia services is the
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Which codes begin with the number 99 and are used to indicate anesthesia services provided during situations that make the administration of the anesthesia more difficult/
The anesthesia status modifier that indicates the patient's condition at the time anesthesia was administered is
Which treatment of a fracture requires the fracture to be exposed to view or opened at a remote site for nailing across the fracture
Fast becoming the treatment of choice of many orthopedic surgical procedures is what type of procedure?
Which is the following flaps describes a bone graft that is taken along with the skin and tissue that overlies the bone?
The restoration of a fracture or dislocation to its normal anatomic alignment by the application of manually applied force is know as
Surgical and fracture repair codes in the musculoskeletal subsection
include the application and removal of the initial casts, splints, or strapping applied by the treating physician
Arthroscopy is a desirable treatment choice by physicians and patients because the
incisions are smaller, risk of infection is decreased, recovery time is quicker
A physician applies a cranial halo on a patient with a C-1 fracture. After the fracture is healed, the same physician removes the halo. What is the code for the removal of the halo
A patient presents to the orthopedic office complaining of pain in the wrist. Upon examination, the physician determines that the patient has a ganglion cyst. The physician injects the ganglion cyst with Xylocaine to reduce the pain. What is the correct code?
Bone grafts for spinal surgery are often coded in conjection with a surgical procedure. What is the appropriate modifier to apply to the bone graft code?