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Joe Nocito JNocito <@t> Pathreflab.com
Thu Jun 16 07:08:31 CDT 2005

all our tonsil cases are 88304s regardless of age

Joe Nocito, BS, HT(ASCP) QIHC
Histology Manager
Pathology Reference Lab
San Antonio, TX

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Hi All,

Our billing is set up to automatically charge an 88302 on tonsil/adenoid for
patients < 14 years and an 88304 on > 14 years.  Is this standard?  Most
lists I've seen from other institutions bill an 88304, with no age
differentiation.  I'd appreciate hearing what you all do.


Bonnie Whitaker
Lab Manager
Brown & Associates Medical Laboratories
8076 El Rio
Houston, Texas  77054

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