tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2017 Issue 3

CPT® 2017: Wake Up to These Moderate Sedation Changes

Your scope and vascular coding is different this year. Subtle adjustments in coding definitions from year to year can turn into glaring problems if you’re not careful, and that’s the case this year with moderate sedation being removed from more than 300 CPT® codes for procedures. Read on to find out what’s what with your scope and vascular reporting—and whether you’ve coded properly up to now—in the wake of this change. Goodbye, indicator: The change involves removing the “bull’s eye” symbol from the codes, meaning that the codes no longer include...

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