In Coding
Feb 24th, 2015
Moderate sedation (99143-99150) is a drug-induced depression of consciousness. No interventions are necessary to maintain a patent airway, and cardiovascular function is usually maintained. The patient is sedated, but can respond purposefully to verbal command. Moderate sedation codes are (patient) age and time specific. Codes 99143-99145 identify sedation provided by a physician who also performs ...
Aug 1st, 2009
Let age and time determine the codes. By Samantha Mullins, CPC, CPC-I, ASC-AN, MCS-P Moderate (conscious) sedation/analgesia (CPT® 99143-99150) is a drug-induced depression of consciousness during which the patient responds purposefully to verbal command, either alone or accompanied by light tactile stimulation. No interventions are necessary to maintain a patent airway—spontaneous ventilation is a...
Sep 1st, 2008
Get Out of the Fog with Coding Tools of the Trade By Sarah Todt RN, CPC-EDS Emergency department (ED) physicians are armed with tools to provide adjunct care to typical evaluation and management (E/M) services. Frequently, ED care involves procedures that are easily performed with, or require, moderate conscious sedation (MCS). New medications allow ED ...