Question:

For coding spirometry for infant or child is moderate sedation separately reportable?

Answer:

In 2017, the “bull’s-eye” symbol representing moderate sedation was removed from this code. Moderate sedation is now separately reportable, when appropriate, with codes 99151, 99153, 99155, and 99157 for patients younger than five years of age.

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