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Properly Benchmark Robotic-Assisted Lap Prostatectomy

Question: What is the proper way to code a robotic-assist laparoscopic simple prostatectomy for BPH with bladder outlet obstruction?  Most of my urologists are using unlisted 55899 and benchmarking 55866.  However, it was brought to my attention by our auditing/education department that we should be benchmarking 55821 or 55831. Idaho Subscriber Answer: You are correct to report 55899 (Unlisted procedure, male genital [...]