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99144 at the asc

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    A physician is performing pain management procedures in an ASC.
    The ASC employs a "trained qualified observer" who is documenting for conscious sedation. Is 99144 a billable service by the physician since he is responsible for overseeing the ASC employee?

    Any help would be appreciated!

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    No 99144 is not payable in an ASC

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    Can the physician charge for it though on his billing? I understand that the ASC cannot bill for it....

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