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    Default Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty

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    Looking for a CPT code to best define a robotic assisted laparoscopic pyeloplasty with stone abstraction performed by a Urologist. I find CPT 50544, but I am not sure that that includes the stone abstraction or the robotic assist. Can anyone advise on alternative CPT’s for this procedure

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    use the S2900 for the robotic assist after listing the primary procedure..pretty sure no one will pay on it..but that would be the code
    Last edited by deynaw; 07-09-2009 at 12:32 PM.

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    You may want to check with the robotic manufacturer. They many times have some coding guidance to help providers. You will want to validate what they say with your current resources though. This can be really valuable information sometimes. Occasionally I have found some to be outdated, so check your current books also. Unfortunately for many procedures, right now you just code the regular procedure, you get nothing else for the robotic use. Just FYI, there are robotic codes now in the inpatient setting.
    Last edited by mmorningstarcpc; 07-09-2009 at 12:30 PM.
    Machelle Morningstar, CPC, COC, CEMC, COSC
    AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer

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    I'm interested to know how this was billed, if it is remembered since it was so long ago?

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