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Conscious Sedation Codes

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    Need conscious sedation code for TEE. Also one for Cardioversion too.

    These are provided by a MD would I use the AA and QS modifier?

    Thanks

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    For the TEE, the anesthesia for Moderate Sedation is already included in the CPT code description. There would not be an anesthesia code for this procedure.
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    Anesthesia providers generally do not provide/report conscious sedation services. The fact that you are reporting AA QS tells me that a personally performing anesthesiologist is providing a MAC anesthetic for this/these procedures. Keep in mind the G9 modifier can be used in lieu of QS for reporting MAC anesthesia for a patient with a history of a severe cardiopulmonary condition.

    TEE 01922
    Cardioversion 00410
    Last edited by Michele Hannon; 12-12-2014 at 04:41 AM.

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