RE: [Histonet] charging and CPT questions
Hi Jim. I do not do muscle or nerve at my facility but we send to the University of Miami and they charge the following:
88305 x1: Surgical Path,gross,micro
88313 x2: Paraffin: H&E Plastic
88314 x2: cryostat H&E Trichrome
88319 x8: Enzyme HistoChem: NADH,Esterase, ATPasex3,Cox, Cox & SDH, SDH
88305 x1: Surg Path,gross,micro
88313 x6: Paraffin H&E,Trichrome,Luxol Fast Blue,Toludine Blue, Crystal Violet,Silver Stain
88314 x2: Cryostat: H&E,Trichrome
88319 x1: Frozen Section Histochem: Esterase
88348 x1: Nerve Electron Micro
88356 x1: Nerve Morphometry
88362 x1: Nerve Teased Preps
As far as frozen section touch preps, they came out with new CPT's in 2006 as follows:
88333 Path consult during surgery (cyto exam) initial site ie.touch prep,squash prep
physician fee global $75-100+
88334 cyto exam, EACH ADDITIONAL SITE, touch prep,squash prep
physicain fee $40-50+
this info was given to me by Health Systems Concepts,Inc.
hope this helps!!!
Kari Marie Zajic HT,MLT
Palms West Hospital
13001 State Road Eighty
Loxahatchee, Florida 33470
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Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2006 12:08 PM
Subject: [Histonet] charging and CPT questions
Can anyone shed any light on the proper way to code and charge the
1. Muscle Biopsy Histochemistry - Frozen sections -88314 or 88319?
I'm not sure which one.
2. Touch preps - Done when we do a frozen section. The frozen
section is 88331 and the touch prep should be 88333 or 88334?
3. Semi-thin sectioning of nerve biopsies - Plastic embedding
In the past we charged all nerve bxs with an 88348 (EM) charge since
not only did we do the semi-thin sectioning but we
also did the transmission EM. Our neuropathologist now wants the
routinely but not the rest of the EM examination.
Technical Supervisor - Surgical and Autopsy Pathology
Memorial Medical Center
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