RE: [Histonet] CPT coding for IHC

From:"Weems, Joyce"

Correct answer is "C". What do I win?-----Original Message-----From:[]On Behalf Of Dawson,GlenSent: Monday, January 12, 2004 4:19 PMTo: histonet@lists.utsouthwestern.eduSubject: [Histonet] CPT coding for IHCAll,I am in need of some clarification.  Please let me know which answer youwould chose for the following scenario.A pathologist orders a CD3, CD20, CD15 & CD30 on blocks A1, A4, B2 & C2 fromcase S04-100.So 16 total IHC stains are performed on this case.  In coding for this onewould you chose:A) 88342 X 16 to cover all IHC's done.B) 88342 X 4 to cover the 4 different IHC's done.C) 88342 X 12 to avoid double billing on the "A" subnumber.I have been told that each one of these was the correct answer depending onwho I am asking at the time.  My confusion cup runneth over.Help!!,Glen Dawson  BS, HT & QIHC (ASCP)Lead IHC TechnologistMilwaukee, WI_______________________________________________Histonet mailing listHistonet@lists.utsouthwestern.edu Notice ** The information contained in this message may be privileged and is confidential information intended for the use of the addressee listed above. If you are neither the intended recipient nor the employee or agent responsible for delivering this message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately by replying to the message and deleting it from your computer.Thank you. Saint Josephs Health System, Inc.

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