RE: CPT4 coding..

From:"Morken, Tim"

There is a CPT workshop a the NSH meeting in Nashville in Sept. See
Workshop #58:

Time: 1:00-4:30
Assessing the Fundamentals of Coding and Compliance: Making the Most of a Complex Situation
Dennis Padget, CPA, Padget & Associates, Simpsonville, KY & Elizabeth Sheppard, BS, HT(ASCP), Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC

Understanding the implications of complete and accurate coding of pathology services is essential if a laboratory is to get proper payment and avoid audit consequences. It is necessary that a comprehensive compliance plan be established to meet all federal regulations and comply with medical necessity guidelines. This workshop will explain the fundamentals of proper CPT charge and ICD-9-CM diagnosis coding for the Anatomic Pathology Laboratory. Emphasis will be placed on "bundled vs. unbundled" specimens, and tissue pathology coding nuances. Additionally, we will discuss the federal guidelines for a corporate compliance plan, including the elements of an effective laboratory compliance program and important implementation considerations.
Level: Basic


Tim Morken

-----Original Message-----
From: Garrison, Becky []
Sent: Friday, April 25, 2003 2:09 PM
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Subject: RE: CPT4 coding..

I don't know of any courses but am open to answer any specific questions.  I have learned a lot through the school of hard knocks, working with our professional billers and attending updates with our pathologists.  I would like to see a discusion of both cytology, fine needle, surgical pathology, FISH, etc.  charges.  Any takers?..  Answer either on or of line.
Becky Garrison
Pathology Supervisor 

[Garrison, Becky] 
 From: []
Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2003 3:49 PM
Subject: CPT4 coding..

Does anyone out there know of a short course  on histology/cytology CPT coding...I would love to find something to help us verify our charges...I am in Delaware something close by ..or via the computer would be great!
       Thank you all advance..and I want to thank all the folks who answered my cryostat decontamination question also!  This is a great service!
         Kathy Bowden  HT ASCP

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