99156 and 99152

CodingKing

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From the handy chart in the CPT book

[FONT=&quot]99151-99153 - Moderate sedation (MS) provided by physician or other qualifed health care professional (same physician or qualified health care professional also performing the procedure MS is supporting)

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[FONT=&quot]99155-99157- MS provided by different physician or other qualified health care professional (not the physician or qualified health care professional who is performing the procedure MS is supporting)

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In 99151-99153 the practitioner providing the surgical or diagnostic procedure also directs and supervises the independent trained observer. [FONT=&quot]
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so if my doc is performing a cath and the nurse administers the drug should i be coding 99156 ???
thanks for your help
 
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