A certified registered nurse anesthetist is a registered nurse who is approved as an advanced nurse practitioner by the state in which he or she practices and is currently certified by either the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists or the Council on Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists.
Methodology / Rules
The Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist program rules are located at Title 1 of the Texas Administrative Code, Part 15, Chapter 354, SubChapter A, Division 21, Rules 1301-1302.
Reimbursement rules applicable to Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist are located at Title 1 of the Texas Administrative Code, Part 15, Chapter 355, SubChapter J, Division 12, Rule 8221 and Division 5, Rule 8085.
The fee schedules and any periodic adjustment(s) to the fee schedules are published in banner messages contained in provider Remittance and Status (R&S) reports, Medicaid Bulletin articles, web postings, provider manual, fee schedules or other provider notification.
Payment Rate Information
Payment rate information is published by procedure code in the applicable Texas Medicaid Fee Schedule located on the Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) website (see Fee Schedules).