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can i code 20962 as an outpatient procudure?

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    Default can i code 20962 as an outpatient procudure?
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    i received a denial for this code saying its an inpatient only procedure. when i told my surgeon he thought that was absolutely ridiculous stating its not necessary to admit the patient to have the procedure done. i have looked up information on it but the most currant thing i can find is from 2009. is this true?? I believe i have coded this before and got paid for it.

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    I do not see it as payable in an ASC setting by Medicare, my commercial carriers have non-grouped this code.

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