99144 vs ca workers comp

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I was hoping that someone could help shed some light on this for me. I have looked everywhere and can't seem to find anything on it.

For California Workers Compensation (they use 1996 codes) what code would I use for Concious Sedation??
 

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I was hoping that someone could help shed some light on this for me. I have looked everywhere and can't seem to find anything on it.

For California Workers Compensation (they use 1996 codes) what code would I use for Concious Sedation??

We use 99141 for our W/C conscious sedation...although I'm really not sure what year that is based on :confused:
 

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99141 Sedation with or without analgesia (conscious sedation); intravenous, intramuscular or inhalation
Effective Date: 01/01/1998
Expired Date: 12/31/2005

99142 Sedation with or without analgesia (conscious sedation); oral, rectal and/or intranasal

Here are the descriptors if needed.
 

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So I am finding that most deny the 99141 or they switch it to 01995. Have you seen this and would this code be appropriate?
 

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CA work comp carries will not recognize codes newer than 1996. We billed with an unlisted code with a compare to the anesthesia code, this has worked for the most part but has not been with its own struggles with a minority of the carriers.
 
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