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 Codes 99143-99145 and 99148-99150 are no longer active codes in 2017.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.
Moderate 00100-01999) provided by the same or other qualified performing the or service that the supports, requiring the presence of an independent trained to assist in the monitoring of the patient's of and statusservices (other than those services described by codes
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 99153 - each 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.