Re: CPT coding/billing

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In a message dated 07/14/2000 8:15:30 AM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

>   These are separate biopsies from the same surgical procedure,
>  ie, Left prostate bx and right prostate biopsy. So I should charge 88305
>  twice?

Absolutely!  The unit of service is the specimen -- not the number of blocks 
and not the surgical procedure.  

This was changed in 1992.  CPT Service Definition - "...When material 
received for pathologic examination comprises multiple specimens, EACH 
specimen is a single unit of service and is to be reported using a single CPT 

Happy Friday!


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