RE: [Histonet] CPT codes

From:"Weems, Joyce"

307 is to check margins whether they are malignant or not - at least that is our interpretation! 

Joyce Weems
Pathology Manager
Saint Joseph's Hospital 
5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
404-851-7376 - Phone
404-851-7831 - Fax

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Parker,
Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2007 4:25 PM
Subject: [Histonet] CPT codes

Hi all,
  Does anyone know the correct charges to charge a breast lump that must
be inked.  Someone told us we could only charge a -307 if it has cancer
in the micro margins.  As much gross work is done either way (cancer or
not) so what is the real truth ?  We have given most lumps 305 and I am
thinking we are undercharging.

Helayne Parker, HT (ASCP)
Histology Section Head
Skaggs Community Health Center
Branson, Missouri

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