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 ...
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 ...
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 ...