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    Can anyone give advice on how to code for complete cystectomy using robotics...there is no laparoscopic coode for this surgery so would you choose the unlisted code or open procedure?
    thank you

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    We code the open

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    Apr 2007


    According to the direction from the AUA, use code 51999 for robotic cystectomy. My doc recently performed his first and I asked for coding assistance from the AUA and the 51999 is what they recommended.

    Debra L. Jones, CPC
    Billing Manager
    Capitol Urology, PA
    Columbia, SC

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    Sometimes I feel like I'm the queen of unlisted, unlisted, unlisted!

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