In CMS
Apr 14th, 2019
Moderate sedation, also sometimes referred to as conscious sedation, is a drug-induced depression of consciousness. A patient who has been sedated in this way is relaxed and generally insensitive to pain, but remains awake and able to respond to verbal instruction. If medically necessary and properly documented, moderate sedation is a separately reported service. Codes ...
Changes in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule 2017 Final Rule and CPT® 2017 mean that moderate sedation is no longer bundled, under any circumstances. As noted in the 2015 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule, many codes valued to include moderate sedation were reported instead with a separate, associated anesthesia code (as allowed by CPT® guidelines). ...