Re: billing query

From:Richard Cartun <>

You would charge the patient for all the pertinent CPT codes (88305, 88313x?, 88346x? and 88348).  The 88323 is charged by the institution or pathologist performing the consultation.  Another option (in the appropriate setting) would be to have the consulting laboratory/hospital bill the patient's insurance directly.

R. Cartun

>>> "Hagerty, Marjorie A." <> 12/04/00 07:00PM >>>
I am getting two conflicting opinions on a billing situation. If we send out
a renal biopsy to another lab for electron microscopy, light microscopy, and
immunofluorescence - do we bill our hospital patient for each test by CPT
code for that test, or do we bill an 88323?

Thanks in advance for any info you can provide.


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