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    Hello everyone, I just have a question about conscious sedation.

    Our physicians just attended a conference and came back stating we now can bill for conscious sedation during a cath performed in an inpatient or outpatient facility setting. According to Appendix G in the CPT book and the NCCI edits it is not aloud. Does anyone know of change I did not catch?

    Any help is appreciated.

    Amy

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    Quote Originally Posted by aforsythe View Post
    Hello everyone, I just have a question about conscious sedation.

    Our physicians just attended a conference and came back stating we now can bill for conscious sedation during a cath performed in an inpatient or outpatient facility setting. According to Appendix G in the CPT book and the NCCI edits it is not aloud. Does anyone know of change I did not catch?

    Any help is appreciated.

    Amy
    I checked on this with another coder that I work with, and we found that it is bundled with the heart cath charge.

    Thanks,
    Jim Pawloski, CIRCC

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    Thanks Jim!

    I have checked with some other local cardiology groups and they are also stating it is included. Just wanted to make sure I did not miss any changes.

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    See Appendix G CPT 2010 for those procedures where moderate/conscious sedation is included.

    Marty

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