RE: [Histonet] Help with this One PLEASE

From:Gary Gill

Joyce responded only to me as follows (GWGill comment: However, these codes
are for conveyance of specimen for transfer from the physician's office, or
some place other from a physician's office, to a laboratory.  Jesus wants a
CPT code for sending a specimen from his laboratory to another laboratory
[send-out test].  If I understand the distinction correctly, then CPT 99000
and 99001 don't apply.  Clarification, anybody?):

I believe that the CPT code 99001 is what you want if you are a hospital.  A
clinic can use 99000.  As luck would have it, it is not reimbursable by most
carriers for hospitals in our neck of the woods but you could use it for

Hope this helps.


Joyce A. Rush, BS, MT(ASCP) 
Laboratory Manager 
St Joseph's Medical Center 
523 North Third Street 
Brainerd, MN  56401 
Office:218-828-7500   Fax:  218-828-7510

-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Gill [] 
Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2004 2:01 PM
To: 'Jesus Ellin';
Subject: RE: [Histonet] Help with this One PLEASE

There is no CPT code, as what you're doing is not a test of any kind.

Gary Gill

-----Original Message-----
From: Jesus Ellin [] 
Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2004 11:58 AM
Subject: [Histonet] Help with this One PLEASE

Hello everyone thought that I would throw a new log on the fire.  We are
currently having a dilemma with our send out tests.. My laboratory is
wanting to find some way to charge for the time that it takes to package and
send out a test.  We are wanting to use a CPT code for this, so that we can
track work load accounting,both for the histology area and secretary area.
Any information will be greatly appreciated. Also if you are attaching any
costs to this.

Jesus Ellin
Yuma Regional Medical Center

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