RE: [Histonet] Charge for packaging slides for sendouts

From:"Jesus Ellin"

 Here we currently use CPT code 99001 "Handling and/or conveyance of
specimen for transfer from the patient in other than a physician's
office to a laboratory." when we are shipping/packaging materials to be
send out to another facility.  As for recuts there is no code that I
know of, but if there is let us know we are constantl doing recuts.  

Medicare bundles this code, but other insurance's will pay for this
code.  We also track this for work load accounting of how many outside
tests are being out through our PIS database.  Great for tracking time
that is being spent on these proccess. If anyone has questions feel free
to give me a call

Jesus A. Ellin HT/PA ASCP
Yuma Regional Medical Center
Histology Systems Technologist
Pathologist Assistant
Pathology Information Systems
928-336-7444 or 928-336-1144
Fax: 928-336-7319

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