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Retobulbar block

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    Default Retobulbar block
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    We have a number of patients that receive a retrobulbar block prior to cornea transplant. Our anestisologist bills for this but we're now wondering if we can bill as a facility. There are other blocks that are billable with the procedure performed but this one has me a little confused.

    Per CCI it is billable with a 59 modifier. But still not convinced if it is appropriate or not.

    If anybody has any insite that would be great. Also, any information regarding this would also be appreciated.


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    hmmm I dont think we can. The other blocks that we do bill for are in combination with general anesthesia. What other forms of anesthesia are being billed by the anesthesiologist?
    Mary, CPC, CANPC, COSC

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