AMA CPT® Assistant - 1999 Issue 3 (March)

Medicine, Sedation With or Without Analgesia, 99141-99142 (Q&A) (March 1999)

March 1999 page 11-end Coding Consultation Medicine, Sedation With or Without Analgesia, 99141-99142 (Q&A) Question Can the conscious sedation codes (99141 and 99142) be reported separately in conjunction with procedures that commonly include the provision of conscious sedation (e.g., cardiac catheterization) or would this be considered unbundling? AMA Comment CPT coding guidelines do not restrict the reporting of the conscious sedation codes for any particular procedure. Based on CPT coding guidelines, the use of the conscious sedation codes requires that 1) the sedation be administered by the physician performing the procedure, and 2) an independent trained observer...

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