Back to Top Skip to main content

Health.mil: the official website of the Military Health System (MHS) and the Defense Health Agency (DHA)

Utility Navigation Links

TRICARE Policy Manual 6010.60-M, April 1, 2015
Chapter 4
Section 3.2
Robotic Surgery
Issue Date:  August 14, 2018
Authority:  32 CFR 199.4(c)(2)(i)
Revision:  C-30, August 15, 2018
1.0  HCPCS Code
S2900
2.0  DESCRIPTION
Surgical use of robotics, or computer-assisted surgical systems, is aimed at improving surgical outcomes through increased precision in a setting of minimal invasiveness. It is a method of performing the procedure and not a separate service. This policy includes any type of robotically-assisted surgery.
3.0  POLICY
Robotic-assisted surgery shall be cost-shared to the same extent as conventional surgery when the device being used has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). However, additional reimbursement shall not be provided for the use of robotic surgical devices. Additional professional or technical reimbursement shall not be made when a surgical procedure is performed using robotic assistance. Separate reimbursement shall not be allowed for the robotic surgical technique.
4.0  EXCLUSION
Robotic surgery shall not be cost-shared for surgical procedures otherwise excluded under TRICARE.
- END -

Utility Navigation Links

DoD Seal

tricare.mil is the offical website of the Defense Health Agency (DHA) a component of the Military Health System

TRICARE is a registered trademark of the Department of Defense (DoD), DHA. All rights reserved.

CPT only © 2006 American Medical Association (or such other date of publication of CPT). All Rights Reserved.

If you have a question regarding TRICARE benefits, please go to the TRICARE Contact Us page page.
If you need help with technical/operational issues, please go to the TRICARE Manuals Online Help Resources page.

The appearance of hyperlinks to external websites does not constitute endorsement by the DHA of these websites or the information, products or services contained therein. For other than authorized government activities, the DHA does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at other locations. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this DoD website.

v4.5.7082.22297

DHA Address: 7700 Arlington Boulevard | Suite 5101 | Falls Church, VA | 22042-5101

Some documents are presented in Portable Document Format (PDF). A PDF reader is required for viewing. Download a PDF Reader or learn more about PDFs.