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Otolaryngology Coding Alert

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Know CPT® Guidelines on Reporting Moderate Sedation Administration

Question: I have two patients (over 5 years of age) receiving moderate sedation. One receives just 4 total minutes and the other receives 25 total minutes. Both providers administer sedation and then perform the respective procedure. How do I code each case, respectively? New Jersey Subscriber Answer: With respect to the first case, you may not submit a moderate sedation [...]

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