May 23, 2019
The surgeon accidentally nicked a vessel not involved in the bypass being performed, can he bill for repair of vessel since he had to repair it?
Iatrogenic, intraoperative complications that are repaired at the same operative session are not separately reported. Since the vessel laceration was an iatrogenic injury, inadvertently done by the surgeon during a surgery, it is not reported.
*This response is based on the best information available as of 5/23/19.