AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2020 Issue 3; Ask the Editor

SAVI SCOUT® intraoperative identification

A patient with breast cancer presented for a mastectomy with lymph node dissection. The day prior to surgery, the patient had a SAVI SCOUT® reflector placed in the axillary lymph node metastasis that was identified via biopsy. On the day of surgery, the axillary node was identified via the previously placed reflector by use of SAVI SCOUT radar reflector guidance. The SAVI SCOUT system uses radar technology to identify the reflector placed to identify the targeted lymph node(s). Is there a CPT code for the SAVI SCOUT intraoperative guidance to locate the axillary node via the previously placed reflector? ...

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