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Exam under anesthesia - technical component

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    We performed an exam of the eye under anesthesia in our ASC and it coded as 92018. Of course the insurance denied as there is not a technical component associated with this code. Does anyone have any suggestions for a code for this procedure that insurance would cover?

    I would be very thankful for any help you can offer.

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    I have had to do one of these before. I appealed with a letter and the operative report and explained why it was performed at our center. In our particular case the patient is mentally handicapped. The insurance paid after I showed medical necessity.

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