Michelle Posted Thu 14th of December, 2017 10:41:45 AM
Is anyone having denials from GYN surgery when a morcellator has to be used with a morcellator bag? I know about the concerns about morcellators used and the FDA approved using a morcellator bag, but I am having some insurances with their own guidelines against using them. I wanted to see if anyone else had issues and how you got them resolved? Thank you
SuperCoder Answered Fri 15th of December, 2017 07:09:30 AM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety communication in April 2014 discouraging doctors from using these devices to remove uterine fibroids because of the risk of spreading undiagnosed cancer throughout the abdominal cavity. After the FDA issued warnings, a number of insurance companies stopped paying for morcellation surgery.
Check with your payer for more specific billing and reimbursement for these type of procedures.
Hope this helps!