Robotic Assisted Surgery (RAS)

Robotic surgical systems are developed to assist surgeons with performing minimally-invasive procedures. Designed to increase surgical precision and minimize complications, these systems may afford better outcomes for patients than traditional laparoscopic surgery or open surgery. 

Coverage decision: Covered with conditions (Effective date: September 21, 2012)

Authorization requirements

Is authorization required?

How do I get pre-authorization?


L&I (State fund):
Utilization Review provided by Qualis

Self-insured: Contact the employer or its third party administrator



Regulatory authority and related information


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