[Histonet] RE: Histonet Digest, Vol 130, Issue 18

Webster, Thomas S. twebster <@t> CRH.org
Thu Sep 18 12:33:05 CDT 2014

Sounds like it probably was all needle aspirations if they put some passes in cytolyt.  If I am understanding your procedure, it appears there were 7 billable evaluation events. Bill 88172 for the first one and 88177x6 for the others. 

You probably already know to bill 88173 for the final interpretation and 88305 if you made a cell block on the cytolyt specimen. 

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Sorry I was a little vague on my quest for answers!! It was our first one,............!
Pathologist was down in the Lab (we are a small hospital) and slides were sent down. He gave a dx/adequacy (none of them were really adequate for a proper dx) for each slide, they sampled 3 levels multiple times, some passes were grouped together. Slides came down about 7 different times for a total of 22. We received slides that some appeared to be "dropped on" and some were smears. And then after the procedure received aspirates in Cytolyte.
It was a very interesting day!
Much thanks!  Tanya

Tanya G. Abbott RT (CSMLS)
Manager Technologist, Histology/Cytology St. Joseph Medical Center Reading, PA 19603-0316 ph  610-378-2635 fax 610-898-5871
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