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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Aetna is following WellPoint, Humana, Oxford Health Plans, and HealthAmerica/Coventry, all of which have issued similar policies on monitored anesthesia care.
Koch, president of Somnia Inc., an anesthesia services company, Aetna in July announced that it was suspending its plan to cut reimbursement for monitored anesthesia care during routine colonoscopies and esophagogastroduodenoscopies.