99152 as a stand-alone code

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Can we bill moderate sedation if no other billable procedure codes? I am wondering if the moderate sedation codes (99152, 99153) can be billed as the only service for a physician? For instance, on day 2 of BRTO when balloon is removed after venogram verifies occlusion of varices, and no CPTs can be billed for this portion of the exam, but intraservice time still exists and mod sedation is properly documented. Code 99152 is not classified as an "add-on" code.

Question ID: 9374
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