Question Gold seeds after prostatectomy

SaraB126

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I'm hoping someone might have some insight on this. We have urologists that are planning to place gold seed markers after the patient has had a prostatectomy. Normally we would bill 55876, but since the prostate was removed the oncologist (not part of our group) passed along info to us that we should be billing 10035/10036 (since it would be going into soft tissue and not actually the prostate). I don't believe this is correct because 10035 and 10036 specify that it's done percutaneously. Our doctors, however, are still performing this procedure transrectally. I feel like 55876 is the better fit, but since the prostate was removed I'm not entirely sure this is correct either. Has anyone dealt with this situation before? Any information is greatly appreciated!!!
 
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