Cardiology Question for the Week of January 23, 2017

Cardiology Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

Do the changes to the moderate sedation guidelines mean that my doctor can now bill for this when he provides it during a transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)?

Answer:

Yes. Moderate (conscious) sedation (MS) is no longer bundled into procedures. All of the procedures that have previously included MS have been deleted from Addendum G in the CPT book. If your doctor provides MS while performing a TEE, he or she may separately report it.

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