Friday, August 6, 2010

Anesthesia new cpt codes - 99143,99144, 99148,99150

2009 CPT Code Descriptions

 99143©: Moderate sedation services (other than those services described by codes 00100–01999) provided by the same physician performing the diagnostic or therapeutic service that the sedation supports, requiring the presence of an independent trained observer to assist in the monitoring of the patient’s level of consciousness and physiological status; younger than 5 years of age, first 30 minutes intra-service time.

99144©: Moderate sedation services (other than those services described by codes 00100–01999) provided by the same physician performing the diagnostic or therapeutic service that the sedation supports, requiring the presence of an independent trained observer to assist in the monitoring of the patient’s level of consciousness and physiological status; age 5 years or older, first 30 minutes intra-service time.

 99145©: Moderate sedation services (other than those services described by codes 00100–01999) provided by the same physician performing the diagnostic or therapeutic service that the sedation supports, requiring the presence of an independent trained observer to assist in the monitoring of the patient’s level of consciousness and physiological status; each additional 15 minutes intra-service time (list separately in addition to code for primary service).

 99148©: Moderate sedation services (other than those services described by codes 00100–01999) provided by a physician other than the health care professional performing the diagnostic or therapeutic service that the sedation supports; younger than 5 years of age, first 30 minutes intra-service time.

 99149©: Moderate sedation services (other than those services described by codes 00100–01999) provided by a physician other than the health care professional performing the diagnostic or therapeutic service that the sedation supports; age 5 years or older, first 30 minutes intra-service time.

 99150©: Moderate sedation services (other than those services described by codes 00100–01999) provided by a physician other than the health care professional performing the diagnostic or therapeutic service that the sedation supports; each additional 15 minutes intra-service time (list separately in addition to code for primary service).

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