(These are my opinions and should not be construed as being the final authority. Other opinions may vary.)
Go to the CMS website and search for the ASC device intensive procedures for 2010. The codes mentioned above are Medicare device intensive codes and the Medicare reimbursement automatically includes reimbursement for the implants. So, you are correct. If you have filed a similar claim previously for Medicare, pull it and show your supervisor how much was reimbursed. If you have not filed a similar claim previously, then go ahead and file with the implants, and show your supervisor the denial when it arrives.
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