Anthem Calls On Eye Surgeons To Monitor Anesthesia During Cataract Surgery

(By Michelle Andrews for Kaiser Health News)

If you need cataract surgery, your eye surgeon may have to do double duty as your anesthetist under a new policy by health insurer Anthem. In a clinical guideline released this month, the company said it’s not medically necessary to have an anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist on hand to administer and monitor sedation in most cases. Continue reading article here…

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