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Robotic Exploratory Laparoscopy

Tammy Posted Tue 01st of September, 2015 12:28:53 PM

HOW WOULD I CODE....CYSTOSCOPY WITH EXPLORATORY LAPAROSCOPY (ROBOTIC ASSISTED)?

SuperCoder Answered Wed 02nd of September, 2015 05:55:22 AM

Well, Robotic-assisted laparoscopic cystectomy- since there is no code for a laparoscopic cystectomy, use the unlisted laparoscopic bladder operation code 51999 (Unlisted laparoscopy procedure, bladder) for the robotic total cystectomy. Additionally, if you are reporting this procedure to a non-Medicare carrier, you should also add code S2900 (Surgical techniques requiring use of robotic surgical system [list separately in addition to code for primary procedure]) for the urologist's robotic technology use. Hope it helps!

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