RE: [Histonet] CPT coding situation

From:"Horn, Hazel V"

Yes that would be correct.

Hazel Horn, HT/HTL (ASCP)
Histology Supervisor
Arkansas Children's Hospital

Phone - 501.364.4240
Fax - 501.364.3912 

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Cartun [] 
Sent: Sunday, February 08, 2004 9:29 AM
Subject: [Histonet] CPT coding situation

For those of you familiar with CPT coding for surgical pathology, I would
like to confirm my interpretation of the following situation:

The specimen is a "Left breast, partial mastectomy" and the pathologist
found and diagnosed two separate invasive duct carcinomas (tissue blocks 2B
and 2K).  Ancillary studies (ER, PR, and c-erbB-2) were performed on the two
separate tumors.  I charged for one set of IHC studies (block 2B), but "no
charged" the second set (2K) since both studies were performed on blocks
from the same specimen.  Is this correct?  Thank you.

Richard Cartun 

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