Lilygold Posted Wed 19th of January, 2011 21:39:51 PM
To code for Spy angiography, does the surgeon have to state that he injected the dye and state the result OR it is okay to code for the procedure if the surgeon only states that a spy angiography was perfomrd and demonstrated good perfusion.
SuperCoder Answered Fri 21st of January, 2011 04:46:45 AM
SPY angiography equips the surgeon with an intraoperative tool to directly evaluate the perfusion of a flap angiographically. Limits of perfusion can be identified and poorly vascularized tissues can be eliminated prior to use in the reconstruction. Documentation of these necessary for reimbursement.