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    Default Robotic Prostatectomy Procedures

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    For those performing a robotic prostatectomy do you use the laproscopic prostatectomy CPT code 55866? Also, do you bill for a co-surgeon or an assistant surgeon for the console side surgeon and the patient side surgeon? It seems our MAC does not want to pay for a co-surgeon; however, we can not get a direct answer from them. We even called the Medical Director, who asked for us to fax a few reports......Now we are on pre-payment review for this procedure. We bill 55866,51800,38571. 2 Cosurgeons
    I would appreciated ANY feedback.

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    We bill 55866 and 55866-80 for assistant surgeon

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    I use 55866, 38571 for the primary surgeon and 55866-82 and 38571-82 for my assistant. I'm not sure if we are having payment issues?

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    Greeley, Colorado


    Quote Originally Posted by 1071471 View Post
    We bill 55866 and 55866-80 for assistant surgeon
    I agree.

    Kelly - mod -82 is used in teaching facilities.
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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    And I work in/for a teaching facility.

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