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exam under anesthesia-I have a patient

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    I have a patient who is 6 yr old. Seen in the ER for injury from a falling on diving board.
    The injury needed to repair of a vulvar and perineal laceration.
    Unable to exam unless under general anesthesia . Do I code for the exam under
    anesthesia or do I just code for the repair. Also do I need to indicate the age of the patient?

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    Examination under anesthesia 57410 would have to be reported separately.
    If this a recent and fresh injury, repair of injuryvagina,( and/or ) perineum nonobstetrical should be assigned with 57210.
    You would have to give an addundum modifier-59 .
    I hope it helps

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    Thank you that was helpful.

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