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    Default Radical Prostatectomy Billing

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    Can a physician bill for this procedure themselves or is it bundled into the hospital DRG for Medicare patients? I have not been able to locate a Medical Policy on Medicare/CMS websites.

    A physician is thinking about asking the hospital to pay him/her upfront on Medicare patients as a "Robotic Surgery Assist" Fee. They would still issue an ABN prior to collecting the money from the hospital. Can this be done?

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    I bill for a physician and he does them all the time. As far as I know, he gets paid for them from insurance.

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    we bill this 55783 all the time and we get reimbursed by all insurance including Medicare. You have to make sure that the primary diagnosis is 185

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    We recently received info from an external audit that when the physician uses the robot for surgeries to add modifer 22. Am wondering if anyone has experience with this?

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    No, I do not add -22 for robotic surgeries. I use the laparoscopic counterpart to report the service.

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