When the consultation is requested after admission and either prior to surgery or within 24 hours following the end of surgery, to include review of the relevant history and physical examination, x-ray and laboratory findings, and a written report.
The anesthetic fee is for professional services. Consultations (fee items 01016, 01116, and 01013) when requested, will be charged in addition. Anesthetic evaluation (fee item 01151), or Continuing Care items (fee items 01107, 01108) will not be charged in addition. These fees are for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures not associated with surgery.
See Anaesthesia Preamble for application and limitations.
Please reference the billing pre-amble for these relevant interpretations of this billing code:See Pre-Amble Notes