AMA CPT® Assistant - 2009 Issue 11 (November)

Appendix G/Moderate Sedation (November 2009)

November 2009 page 11-end Appendix G: Moderate Sedation, 99143-99145, 99148-99150 (Q&A) Question: How is moderate sedation reported with codes not listed in Appendix G when performed by the same physician in a nonfacility (eg, physician office, freestanding imaging center) setting? Answer: The services listed in Appendix G include moderate sedation as an inherent part of providing the procedure, thus, it is not appropriate for the same physician to report both the procedure and the moderate sedation codes, 99143-99145. The guideline in Appendix G indicates the following, "Since these services include moderate sedation, it is not appropriate for the...

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