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    Question Need help with daVinci robotic codes

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    I need help with coding for procedures done using the daVinci robotic. For the GYN codes we use the laparoscopy codes, so I thought we could use the thoracoscopy codes when the thoracic surgeon uses the robot.

    However, the first procedure is for resection of a subcarinal lymph node and I can't find any codes, laparoscopic or VATS that fit that procedure.

    Any ideas? Thoughts. Direction on where I might find some help?


    Anna Barber, CPC, CPC-EM
    Professional Coding Auditor
    Advantage Health Physician Network

    Phone: 616.685.8091
    Pager: 616.680.0232
    Fax: 616.454.0740
    E-Mail: barberam@trinity-health.org

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    Apr 2007


    We recently started billing S2900 for use of robotics. Previously we had added the 22 modifier to the primary procedure. I don't think we ever received any additional reimbursement that way. We are having some luck with some payers using the S2900.

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    Apr 2007
    Richmond, Virginia


    How much are you charging for s2900??

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