[Histonet] charging and CPT questions
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
routinely but not the rest of the EM examination.
Technical Supervisor - Surgical and Autopsy Pathology
Memorial Medical Center
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