[Histonet] Esophageal Brushings

Cristi stephenson cls71877 <@t> sbcglobal.net
Tue Mar 29 16:10:03 CDT 2011

Hello Histoland,
I was wondering if anyone can help me with a CPT code question?  I run a small 
GI lab.  We have recently received esophageal brushings that were to rule out 
cancer, not Candida.  The pathologist indicated these should be stained with the 
Papinicalaou stain.  I was thinking per the archives, that this would be charged 
as an 88313 (non-organism stain) as we charge an 88312 for the fungal stain.  
However, the other facilities around my area say that it would be charged as an 
88104.  Can onyone offer me some guidance?
Thank you all,

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