Kyphoplasty CPT 2017 and Vertebroplasty – Billing for Moderate Sedation is Separate in 2017 Changes
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Kyphoplasty CPT 2017 and Vertebroplasty – Billing for Moderate Sedation is Separate in 2017 Changes

Per the AMA CPT Changes: Kyphoplasty CPT 2017 and Vertebroplasty – Billing for Moderate Sedation is Separate in 2017 Changes The 2017 code set revises this code by removing moderate sedation, also called conscious sedation, from this procedure. Use of moderate (conscious) sedation is no longer considered an inherent part of this procedure and you can now report it separately. Prior to the 2017 change, reimbursement for moderate (conscious) sedation was built into the compensation for the procedure as the anesthesia was administered by the same physician or other qualified health care professional who performed the procedure. This code included conscious sedation as an inherent part of providing the service and was not separately reportable. It has been recognized that practice patterns for some procedures have changed, with anesthesia increasingly reported separately by a provider separate from the one who performs the procedure. For this reason, 2017 unbundles moderate (conscious) sedation from hundreds of codes including our codes for Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty: 22510 Percutaneous vertebroplasty (bone biopsy included when performed), 1 vertebral body, unilateral or bilateral injection, inclusive of all imaging guidance; cervicothoracic 22511 Percutaneous vertebroplasty (bone biopsy included when performed), 1 vertebral body, unilateral or bilateral injection, inclusive of all imaging guidance; lumbosacral 22512 Percutaneous vertebroplasty (bone biopsy included when performed), 1 vertebral body, unilateral or bilateral injection, inclusive of all imaging guidance; each additional cervicothoracic or lumbosacral vertebral body (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure) 22513 Percutaneous vertebral augmentation, including cavity creation (fracture reduction and bone biopsy included when performed) using mechanical device (eg, kyphoplasty), 1 vertebral body, unilateral or bilateral cannulation, inclusive of all imaging guidance; thoracic 22514 Percutaneous vertebral augmentation, including cavity creation (fracture reduction and bone biopsy included when performed) using mechanical device (eg, kyphoplasty), 1 vertebral body, unilateral or bilateral cannulation, inclusive of all imaging guidance; lumbar 22515 Percutaneous vertebral augmentation, including cavity creation (fracture reduction and bone biopsy included when performed) using mechanical device (eg, kyphoplasty), 1 vertebral body, unilateral or bilateral cannulation, inclusive of all imaging guidance; each additional thoracic or lumbar vertebral body (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure) 22526 Percutaneous intradiscal electrothermal annuloplasty, unilateral or bilateral including fluoroscopic guidance; single level 22527 Percutaneous intradiscal electrothermal annuloplasty, unilateral or bilateral including fluoroscopic guidance; 1 or more additional levels (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure) Now, to report moderate (conscious) sedation when provided by the same physician or other qualified health care professional who performs the procedure, see new CPT 2017 codes 99151, 99152, or 99153. To report moderate (conscious) sedation services provided by a physician or other qualified health care professional other than...

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2017 Billing for Moderate Conscious Sedation with Surgery Procedure Huge Changes in 2017
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2017 Billing for Moderate Conscious Sedation with Surgery Procedure Huge Changes in 2017

Moderate Sedation Changes CPT® 2017 Moderate Sedation Change Codes List The 2017 code set revises this code by removing moderate sedation, also called conscious sedation, from this procedure. Use of moderate (conscious) sedation is no longer considered an inherent (bundled) / part of the procedure and can now be reported separately. Prior to the 2017 change, reimbursement for moderate (conscious) sedation was built into the compensation for the procedure as the anesthesia was administered by the same physician or other qualified health care professional who performed the procedure. This code included conscious sedation as an inherent part of providing the service and was not separately reportable. It has been recognized that practice patterns for some procedures have changed, with anesthesia increasingly reported separately by a provider separate from the one who performs the procedure. For this reason, CPT® 2017 unbundles moderate (conscious) sedation from hundreds of codes. To report moderate (conscious) sedation when provided by the same physician or other qualified health care professional who performs the procedure, see new CPT® 2017 codes 99151, 99152, or 99153. To report moderate (conscious) sedation services provided by a physician or other qualified health care professional other than the provider performing the procedure, see new CPT® 2017 codes 99155, 99156, or 99157. For 2017, existing CPT® codes for moderate sedation, 99143-99150, have been deleted. Here are your Code Descriptions 0200T Percutaneous sacral augmentation (sacroplasty), unilateral injection(s), including the use of a balloon or mechanical device, when used, 1 or more needles, includes imaging guidance and bone biopsy, when performed 0201T Percutaneous sacral augmentation (sacroplasty), bilateral injections, including the use of a balloon or mechanical device, when used, 2 or more needles, includes imaging guidance and bone biopsy, when performed 0293T Insertion of left atrial hemodynamic monitor; complete system, includes implanted communication module and pressure sensor lead in left atrium including transseptal access, radiological supervision and interpretation, and associated injection procedures, when performed 0294T Insertion of left atrial hemodynamic monitor; pressure sensor lead at time of insertion of pacing cardioverter-defibrillator pulse generator including radiological supervision and interpretation and associated injection procedures, when performed (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure) 0301T Destruction/reduction of malignant breast tumor with externally applied focused microwave, including interstitial placement of disposable catheter with combined temperature monitoring probe and microwave focusing sensocatheter under ultrasound thermotherapy guidance 0302T Insertion or removal and replacement of intracardiac ischemia monitoring system including imaging supervision and interpretation when performed and intra-operative interrogation and programming when performed; complete system (includes device and electrode) 0303T Insertion or removal and replacement of intracardiac ischemia monitoring system including imaging supervision and interpretation when performed and intra-operative...

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