monitored anesthesia care


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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.
See also: care
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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.
Efforts by insurers to reduce monitored anesthesia care reimbursement coincide with emerging efforts, led by gastroenterologists, to limit the use of propofol (Diprivan) by anesthesiologists for routine endoscopic sedation.
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.