Archive for The Day of March 21st, 2007

Archive for the Day of March 21st, 2007

Welcome to the medical billing blog archive for the day of March 21st, 2007.

Here you will find links to every article added to the Outsource Management Group web site during March 21st, 2007.

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Getting Your Moderate Sedation Medical Billing Codes Straight

In late 2006, the CPT added some new codes in their revision. Previously there would have been a need to bill for extra units to capture a procedures base units. With the release of the new moderate sedation codes (99143-99150). The need to bill extra units to capture the procedure’s base unit amounts. Therefore, you should ignore billable units and instead use new time-based codes. A good example would be if a doctor did a procedure that involved 30-minutes of sedation. Previously you would have use 01922 anesthesia designation, you would have used 7 base units and 2 time units (15 minutes = 1 time unit) and you have used

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