In Coding
Dec 4th, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized in the 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule their proposal to remove oxygen gas supply item (SD084) from a series of CPT codes that were previously valued with moderate sedation as an inherent part of the procedure. It occurred to CMS, after finalizing the ...
Although many factors affect procedural code selection in 2017, there is a calculator to make it easier. Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, moderate sedation services are separately billed and paid using CPT® codes 99151-99153 and 99155-99157. To capture moderate sedation reimbursement appropriately, it’s important for you to calculate time and to report the new codes correctly. ...
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 ...