CMS names 11 new procedures for the ASC payable list in 2016: spine, laparoscopy & more

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposed adding 11 new procedures to the ASC payable list next year, according to a report from ASCA.

The codes would be:

1. 07101T for "insertion of posterior spinous process distraction device including necessary removal of bone or ligament for insertion and image guidance, lumbar; single level."

2. 0172T for "insertion of posterior spinous process distraction device including necessary removal of bone or ligament for insertion and image guidance, lumbar; each additional level."

3. 57120 for "colpocleisis, Le Fort type."

4. 57310 for "closure of urethrovaginal fistula."

5. 58260 for "vaginal hysterectomy, for uterus 250 g or less J8."

6. 58262 for "vaginal hysterectomy, for uterus 250 g or less; with removal of tube(s) and/or ovary(s)."

7. 58543 for "laparoscopy, surgical, supracervical hysterectomy, for uterus greater than 250 g."

8. 58544 for "laparoscopy, surgical, supracervical hysterectomy, for uterus greater than 250 g; with removal of tube(s) and/or ovary(s)."

9. 58553 for "laparoscopy, surgical, with vaginal hysterectomy for uterus greater than 250 g.

10. 58554 for "laparoscopy, surgical, with vaginal hysterectomy, for uterus greater than 250 g; with removal of tube(s) and/or ovary(s)."

11. 58573 for "laparoscopy, surgical, with total hysterectomy for uterus greater than 250 g; with removal of tube(s) and/or ovary(s)."

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