[Histonet] Help with CPT code 88363 for archived tissue retrieval
Weems, Joyce K.
Joyce.Weems <@t> emoryhealthcare.org
Thu Jan 10 13:05:53 CST 2013
And I should explain the reason I most know this.. our pathologists were denied because the tech charge hadn't been entered yet. So now I make sure the tech charge is entered before sending to the pathologists billing folks.
joyce.weems <@t> emoryhealthcare.org
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Subject: Re: [Histonet] Help with CPT code 88363 for archived tissue retrieval
It can't be used to just pull blocks. The slides have to be reviewed and the best block chosen by a pathologist. If there is only one block then the pathologist needs to look at the slides and determine if there is enough tissue for molecular testing. It's a professional charge.
Use it on re-accessioned cases for which molecular testing is requested and the best block needs to be chosen.
Yes we use it when sending out for Oncotype DX if the case was signed out over 30 days before.
On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 7:36 AM, Natalie Nagy < Nagy_Natalie <@t> holyokehealth.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I just have a question about CPT code 88363, first
> can it be used for pulling blocks for Oncotype DX testing, also is
> there a time limit on when this code can be used? Does it have to be
> within a year, a month, etc...of when the patient account went active?
> Thanks for all the help,
> Natalie J. Nagy (HT)ASCP
> Histology Supervisor
> Holyoke Medical Center
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