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Failed Sedation

Susan m Posted Wed 24th of July, 2013 21:28:24 PM

When our physician documents "failed sedation based on the patient's past medical history", how should this be coded?

SuperCoder Answered Mon 29th of July, 2013 10:08:17 AM

Hi,

I have forwarded this query to my editor. She will reply soon.

Thanks,

SuperCoder Answered Mon 29th of July, 2013 14:12:08 PM

The appropriate diagnosis for failed sedation is '995.24' (Failed moderate sedation during procedure). Include this diagnosis with the code representing the attempted procedure, plus any other diagnosis codes that explain the patient's condition.

Susan m Posted Mon 29th of July, 2013 15:15:15 PM

Thanks!

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