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25 Modifier for Moderate sedation

JeevanS

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Hi
Is it nesseccery to append 25 modifier with E/M when ER MD performs Moderate sedation in Emergency department setting?
Yesjeek
 
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Hello,
It is better to append 25 modifier always for any additional separately identifiable service done, after the E and M code.
 

shelia_j

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If moderate sedation is being done, there must be a procedure being performed. If a separate, significant px is being done, yes, it would be appropriate to append the -25 to the E/M code in the ED setting.
 

tolkita

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If moderate sedation is being done, there must be a procedure being performed. If a separate, significant px is being done, yes, it would be appropriate to append the -25 to the E/M code in the ED setting.
what if there is no other px done with the moderate sedation? Dr just sedated the child so he could do some work up. do u still need to put mod 25?
 
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