Billing Update for Anesthesia Providers: Not-Otherwise-Classified (NOC) Codes

January 31, 2012

On January 30, 2012 Medicare amended its Not-Otherwise-Classified (NOC) code set to remove unspecified anesthesia codes (CPT’s 00100 through 01996) from the list of codes that require a specific description to be supplied in order to pass 5010 edits. While this change may seem minor, it is indeed good news for medical billing services and providers alike, as one more obstacle toward quick reimbursement has been removed. More information on the new 5010 code edit for not-otherwise-classified CPT’s and a complete listing of affected codes can be found here.