Is the new patient visit perfomed at the same encounter as the sedation?
To play Devil's Advocate (as personified by the Insurance Company), why would the physician who is administering the sedation (not the surgeon) also perform and document the components of a high level new patient visit?
I think the insurance company is most likely telling your sedation physician, in the form of a bundling denial, that the new patient visit is the responsibility of the physician who is actually performing the procedure.
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