October 26, 2020

State of Alabama
Press Release: Medicaid

Base Anesthesia Payment Rate to Increase

TO:  Anesthesiologists, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs)


RE: Base Anesthesia Payment Rate to Increase November 1, 2020



Effective for dates of service on or after November 1, 2020, the base anesthesia payment rate per allowed unit of service will be increased from $12.78 to $16.06. Current rates for CPT codes 01936 and 01996 are not affected by this change.


When billing for anesthesia services, providers shall follow the guidelines set forth in the current Relative Value Guide published by the American Society of Anesthesiologists for basic value and time units.


For information about anesthesiology services, please refer to the Provider Billing Manual, Chapter 38 (Anesthesiology). A link to the provider manual page is: https://medicaid.alabama.gov/content/Gated/7.6.1G_Provider_Manuals.aspx.


Contacts:marshetia.baldwin@medicaid.alabama.gov; valeria.hardy@medicaid.alabama.gov

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