Summary of 2017 CPT Changes

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By Nancy M. Enos, FACMPE, CPC-I, CPMA, CEMC, CPC, Enos Medical Coding

The following is a summary of the changes coming to CPT in 2017:

Moderate Sedation

99151-99157 Moderate Sedation code section has been replaced, (prior codes 99143-99150 are deleted). A careful review of Appendix G will prepare practices to separately report Moderate (Conscious) Sedation. This change decreases the value of the codes listed in Appendix G and will require separate documentation of the patient age and sedation time to code 99151-99157. The new codes are based on age groups (younger or older than age 5) and time increments of 15 minutes.

Evaluation and Management changes

Two new medicine codes have been added to replace 99420 (Administration of Health Risk Assessment instrument). The new codes are found in the Medicine Section for a patient focused (96160) or a patient caregiver focused (96161) questionnaire.

Read more: NCMGMA News

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