Since you're presumably being asked to assess whether or not the patient is a candidate for general anesthesia, this is a consultation (request for advice or opinion) 99241-99245 however, if the patient has Medicare or Medicare Managed Care (depending, not all have this rule but most are following Medicare) then you would select the new 99201-99205 or established patient code 99211-99215 as appropriate based on the 3 year rule. If your physician or a member of the group practice of the same specialty HAS NOT seen the patient (including as an inpatient) then they are considered new 99201-99205.
This article is a little out of date because it doesn't take into consideration the above 2010 consultation coding change, but it will help you with your ICD-9's:
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