[Histonet] charging and CPT questions

Vickroy, Jim Vickroy.Jim <@t> mhsil.com
Wed Aug 2 11:08:00 CDT 2006


Can anyone shed any light on the proper way to code and charge the


1.	Muscle Biopsy Histochemistry - Frozen sections -88314 or 88319?
I'm not sure which one. 


2.	Touch preps -  Done when we do a frozen section.   The frozen
section is 88331 and the touch prep should be 88333 or 88334? 


      3.   Semi-thin sectioning of nerve biopsies - Plastic embedding
In the past we charged all nerve bxs with an 88348 (EM) charge since

                    not only did we do the semi-thin sectioning but we
also did the transmission EM.  Our neuropathologist  now wants the
semi-thin sections

                     routinely but not the rest of the EM examination.




Jim Vickroy

Technical Supervisor - Surgical and Autopsy Pathology

Memorial Medical Center


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