Payment for procedural sedation.

  title={Payment for procedural sedation.},
  author={Alexander A.. Hannenberg},
  journal={Current opinion in anaesthesiology},
  volume={17 2},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW As surgical procedures become less invasive and medical procedures become more invasive, the role of procedural sedation has become more important. The resulting proliferation of settings for procedural sedation and providers rendering sedation has brought attention to the economics of this service from nonanesthesia specialists and payers. Rapidly escalating expenditures for sedation have led to scrutiny from public and private insurance carriers. The review will summarize… CONTINUE READING