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monitored anesthesia care Anesthesiology A philosophy for administering local anesthesia, which ↑ Pt comfort and safety, through use of formal anesthesiology services–eg, an anesthesiologist or a certified nurse/
registered nurse anesthetist
monitored anesthesia care Abbreviation: MAC
Repeated careful evaluation of a patient's airway, breathing, blood pressure, and organ perfusion during deep sedation or general anesthesia.
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We are conducting a comprehensive review of the positions of relevant medical societies and expert authorities to determine those instances when monitored anesthesia care
is considered medically necessary and appropriate for endoscopic procedures.
In the new policy, which was announced in late December, Aetna continues to cover moderate sedation, but only covers monitored anesthesia care
for high-risk patients.
The JED(TM) will be used in Monitored Anesthesia Care
cases or in other situations where the airway may be compromised.