RE: Hammertoes and Bunions

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From:"Jennings-Siena, Debbie" <>
To:'Linda Stirpe' <>, HistoNet Server <>

The CPT code for bone fragments, other than pathologic fracture is 88304.  I
thought that you might want to know that there is a new JCAHO directive that
states something about the medical staff coming up with a list of specimens
to be exempted from submission to Histology and a list of gross only
specimens to be prepared, in case your hospital has not come up with one.  

Debbie J. Siena, HT(ASCP)
Histopathology Manager
Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, TX 75246
214-820-2465 vm
214-820-4110 fax

-----Original Message-----
From: Linda Stirpe []
Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2000 3:41 PM
To: HistoNet Server
Subject: Hammertoes and Bunions


At our hospital the pathologists put sections through
on hammertoes and bunions.  There is very little that
does not get sectioned, because they are independent
and bill fee for service.  The CPT is 88302 (I think -
it is the one for bone fragments) and also the CPT for
decal (not sure what that is).  Hope this helps.


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