Surgery: Urinary System

Codes for percutaneous nephrolithotomy or pyelolithotomy (50080 and 50081) are revised to clarify which services are included when performing the procedure, so they can be properly valued. Code 50080 is reported for a simple procedure that involves stones up to 2.0 cm. Stones greater than 2.0 cm, branching stones, stones in multiple locations, ureter stones, and anatomical complications are considered complex and reported with 50081.

Surgery: Male Genital System 

Laparoscopic simple subtotal prostatectomy is described by new code 55867.  

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    55867 – (laparoscopy, surgical prostatectomy, simple subtotal [including control of postoperative bleeding, vasectomy, meatotomy, urethral calibration and/or dilation, and internal urethrotomy], includes robotic assistance, when performed).