In late June I had a steroid injection into my C-6/C-7 vertebrae to address nerve pain that was radiating down my back and shoulders. At the start of the procedure I was injected with Propofol. My Health Insurance (Cigna) has paid all costs with the exception of the Anesthesia which they contend was not 'medically necessary'. I had a similar procedure on my lower back several years ago and the cost of the Anesthesia was not questioned, so this rejection was a surprise to me.
Is Anesthesia typically used for a Cervical Steroid Injection? I am planning on contesting this denial of coverage and would like to have a valid argument that supports the medical necessity of having Anesthesia for this procedure.