Results 1 to 2 of 2

Moderate Sedation

  1. Default Moderate Sedation
    Medical Coding Books
    I have a few questions in reguards to the use of moderate sedation during a procedure. How many units are used when charging for the moderate sedation? Should a modifier be used on the moderate sedation?

  2. #2
    Default Moderate Sedation
    Moderate Sedation aka: Conscious Sedation is a lighter form of sedation where the patients may be drowsy but are fairly well aware of their surroundings, easily aroused and they respond quickly and well to questions.

    When billing for Moderate Sedation there are CPT codes to choose from the 9914x series, depending on who is present to do the monitoring of the patient while the procedure is being performed.

    Although time is a factor in your coding selection of Moderate Sedation, there are no base units, no anesthesia codes (00100 - 01999) used, modifiers (ex: AA, QZ, etc.) aren't used and time itself is not reported in the same way that we use when billing for procedures done by anesthesiologists and CRNAs.

    Leslie Johnson, CPC

Similar Threads

  1. Moderate Sedation
    By sp485 in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-13-2017, 10:08 AM
  2. Moderate sedation-code for outpatient
    By vjefcoats in forum Anesthesia
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-30-2014, 11:18 AM
  3. moderate sedation
    By jalderson in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-18-2013, 12:06 PM
  4. Moderate sedation
    By shyjuyohannan in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-23-2013, 06:29 AM
  5. Moderate Sedation-My doc sometimes
    By dmrussell in forum Anesthesia
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-06-2011, 10:54 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.