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    Hospital Anesthesia
    Equipment and Service Descriptions

    Sutter Health identifies the following equipment, supplies, and staff that are directly related to the new, flat charge structure for Complex General Anesthesia, Standard General Anesthesia, and Monitored Anesthesia Care/Regional Anesthesia.

    Complex General Anesthesia (Cmplx Gen Anes)

    • Anesthesia equipment, including but not limited to the anesthesia workstation and all components (eg., gas induction components, ventilator, O2 monitor, CO2 monitor, BIS monitor, EKG, esophageal monitor, blood pressure monitor, and pulse rate monitor), Smart IV pumps, rapid infusion pumps, fluid warmers, and other anesthesia equipment items, medical gas tanks, pumps, piping, gas flow monitors, and alarms, and maintenance and upkeep.
    • Oxygen (excludes all other anesthesia gases billed under Revenue Code 25x)
    • Instruments used by the anesthesiologist, including but not limited to regular
      intubation instruments and scopes, and also those needed for difficult intubations, heated circuitL
    • Anesthesia-related supplies that are not billed separately including but not limited to breathing circuit, sterile and other supplies
    • Anesthesia department staff, including but not limited to anesthesia medical device technicians
    • Anesthesia-related quality review/assurance staff and resources
    • Anesthesia-related patient medical records and records review
    • Anesthesia hazardous waste removal

    Standard General Anesthesia (Stnd Gen Anes)

    • Anesthesia equipment, including but not limited to the anesthesia workstation and all components (eg., gas induction components, ventilator, O2 monitor, CO2 monitor, BIS monitor, EKG, esophageal monitor, blood pressure monitor, and pulse rate monitor), Smart IV pumps, fluid warmers, and other anesthesia equipment items, medical gas tanks, pumps, piping, gas flow monitors, and alarms, and maintenance and upkeep
    • Oxygen (excludes all other anesthesia gases billed under Revenue Code 25x)
    • Instruments used by the anesthesiologist, including but not limited to intubation instruments and scopes
    • Anesthesia-related supplies that are not billed separately, including but not limited to breathing circuit, nasal mask, sterile and other supplies
    • Anesthesia department staff, including but not limited to anesthesia medical device technicians
    • Anesthesia-related quality review/assurance staff and resources
    • Anesthesia-related patient medical records and records review
    • Anesthesia hazardous waste removal

    Monitored Anesthesia Care/ Regional Anesthesia (Mon Anes Care/ Regional)

    • Anesthesia equipment, including but not limited to the anesthesia workstation and components (eg., ventilator, O2 monitor, CO2 monitor, EKG, blood pressure monitor, and pulse rate monitor), Smart IV pumps, fluid warmers, and other anesthesia equipment items
    • Oxygen
    • Instruments used by the anesthesiologist
    • Anesthesia-related supplies that are not billed separately, including but not limited to breathing circuit, nasal mask, sterile and other supplies
    • Anesthesia department staff, including but not limited to anesthesia medical device technicians
    • Anesthesia-related quality review/assurance staff and resources
    • Anesthesia-related patient medical records and records review
    • Anesthesia hazardous waste removal

    New Revenue Code 370 Charge Descriptions

    Complex General Anesthesia 3 hours or less
    Cmplx Gen Anes < =3Hr

    Complex General Anesthesia more than 3 hours
    Cmplx Gen Anes > 3 Hrs

    Standard General Anesthesia 3 hours or less
    Stnd Gen Anes <=3Hr

    Standard General Anesthesia more than 3 hours
    Stnd Gen Anes > than 3 Hrs

    Monitored anesthesia care/ regional anesthesia
    Mon Anes Care/Regional

    These are new descriptions for the specified services in the OR only