Moderate sedation services were unbundled from surgery codes. This resulted in the deletion of the moderate sedation symbol in the CPT codebook and the archive of Appendix G with the list of CPT codes which previously included moderate sedation. The existing codes for reporting moderate sedation were deleted and six new codes (CPT 99151-99157) were developed for reporting these services.
Nine influenza virus vaccine codes were revised to remove the age indication for the vaccine and replace it with a dosage amount.
We’ve highlighted a few of the 2017 CPT Updates. Refer to your 2017 CPT codebook for a full listing.
For a complete listing of all the new codes as well as their descriptions and coding guidelines, please refer to your 2017 CPT codebook.
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These are just some of the changes we face in 2017. Fortunately, help is available – if you have coding questions, contact your Provider Coordinator. We’re happy to help.
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