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Coding for Laparoscopic Cystotomy Repair

Question: I’m coding for the robotic assisted removal of a vaginal mesh and closure of an inadvertent cystotomy. The surgeon assigned diagnoses T83.498A and N21.0. What are the correct surgical codes? Oklahoma Subscriber Answer: CPT® 2016 does not include a code for a laparoscopic cystotomy repair. That means you need to bill the unlisted code 51999 (Unlisted laparoscopic procedure, bladder). Tip: Benchmark [...]

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