tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2017 Issue 1

Reader Question: Don't Go by Appendix B of AMA's CPT® 2017 For Moderate Sedation

Question: Going by AMA’s CPT® 2017 Appendix B, “Summary of Additions, Deletions, and Revisions,” one should not report moderate sedation separately when a provider performs both the sedation and a procedure marked with a symbol. Does that mean all the codes marked with that symbol in the appendix still include moderate sedation, despite the removal of moderate sedation from so many codes in 2017? SuperCoder Subscriber Answer: The Appendix B wording here was a publishing error. You may refer to AMA’s Errata and Technical Corrections document that clarifies that CPT® 2017 does delete the moderate...

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