GA Medicaid clarifies payment for concurrent AA cases in OB suite

At the request of GSA and the GAAA, Georgia Medicaid officials have clarified that payment for AA work in concurrent OB suite cases is payable under Georgia Medicaid guidelines. Prior to the guidance letter, the language of GA Medicaid’s physicians services handbook and it’s anesthesia payment uide (7-page booklet) was in conflict on payment for AA monitoring of concurrent epidural cases.

GSA member physicians from Anesthesia Associates of Gainesville and Northside Anesthesiology (Atlanta) met with GA Medicaid officials separately to request and reinforce the need for published clarification. GSA Executive Secretary and lead lobbyist Jet Toney coordinated GSA/GAAA’s advocacy effort.

To view the Department of Community Health AA OB letter, click here.