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Posted By Sandy B on 07-16-2020, 10:19:30 in Ob-Gyn
The facility we use for surgeries is getting a Da Vinci Robot so our physicians are being trained to use it. From what I've been told & the research I've done, billing robotic hysterectomies is still based on how it was performed (laparoscopic, vaginal...) and is billed using the standard hysterectomy codes:
58541-58544 for laparoscopic supracervical hysts
58548 for a radical laparoscopic hyst
58550-58544 for laparoscopic vaginal hysts
58570-58573 for total laparoscopic hysts

Is this correct? Also, should I be using an modifier or anything to indicate that it was done with robotic assistance?

Thanks!
~s
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Posted By Melanie Witt on 07-17-2020, 13:54:06
You are correct, you only bill the code that represents the basic laparoscopic procedure. You may, however, add the S code S2900 (Surgical techniques requiring use of robotic surgical system (list separately in addition to code for primary procedure), however this code is informational and will not normally result in a higher payment to the physician. The facility, of course, will bill for the robotic equipment as part of their fees.
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