I have a few coding questions for vascular testing when doing post op
1. Does the indication on our report have to state the reason for the
surgery or can we just have the surgical history? ie Lower extremity
bypass. Can report have indication "11/22/02 Right Femoral to popliteal
bypass graft" or must it state "11/22/02 Right Femoral to popliteal bypass
graft for rest pain".
2. Does the report always have to state Peripheral Arterial Disease or
Carotid stenosis for an indication along with the surgical history or is
stating arterial bypass history or CEA history self explanatory of disease?
3. For the post op coding. Can the V67.00 be used only for 1st post op
scan or according to medicare guidelines of 6wk, 6mo, 1yr? Am I correct
that you code V67.00 and the condition that prompted the surgery?
Terri Lucas Tallman, AS, RVT
Space Coast Sonography, Inc.
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