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). ...
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 ...