[Histonet] billing question

Weems, Joyce K. Joyce.Weems at emoryhealthcare.org
Mon Jun 29 13:12:12 CDT 2015

Breast for margins is an 88307.

Joyce Weems
Pathology Manager
678-843-7376 Phone
678-843-7831 Fax
joyce.weems at emoryhealthcare.org

5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA 30342

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-----Original Message-----
From: Eck, Allison [mailto:aeck at dh.org]
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2015 1:12 PM
To: 'histonet at lists.utsouthwestern.edu'
Subject: [Histonet] billing question

I am looking for advice on a current billing problem.

Breast specimens: We recieve the lumpectomy with orienting sutures - 88307 along with that are the accompanying margins (inferior, superior, medial, etc).  Our breast surgeon has been placing orienting sutures on all of her margins.  We had previously been billing under the assumption that the unsutured margins were 88305, but now with the sutures should we be billing an 88307 or still 88305 since they are margins?

Thank you in advance for your help


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