Moderate Sedation Code Changes for 2017

by  Christine Woolstenhulme, QCC, QMCS, CPC, CMRS
January 21st, 2017

One of the significant code changes for 2017 included Moderate sedation services. Codes 99143-99145 and 99148-99150 are no longer active codes in 2017.  The moderate sedation codes have been replaced with six new codes 99151-99157

For example: 

Moderate sedation services (other than those services described by codes 00100-01999) provided by the same physician or other qualified health care professional performing the diagnostic or therapeutic service that the sedation supports, requiring the presence of an independent trained observer to assist in the monitoring of the patient's level of consciousness and physiological status

Deleted Code 99143 - younger than 5 years of age, first 30 minutes intra-service time

New code      99152 - initial 15 minutes of intraservice time, patient age 5 

Add On Code 99153each additional 15 minutes intraservice time (List separately in addition to code for primary service)

Check out the CPT code section on Find-A-Code to view all of the Added, Revised and Deleted codes for 2017 to ensure correct code reporting.  



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