[Histonet] Re: twin placentas CPT coding


Wanda G. Smith at Trident Medical Center asks: >>How do you bill for twin placentas that the OB has
designated the cords as Baby A and Baby B? 
Should that be two 88307's for the designation of different"specimens"?<<

The College of American Pathologists has a ruling on this that you can see at their Web site. 
The basic CPT code for a term or near-term placenta is 88307. 
If you can tell the cords and placentas of baby A and baby B apart,
you can bill 88307 twice.

If the information isn't available with the specimen, but you can phone
and get the necessary information, that works. The final report does
need to make clear that the two sides could be distinguished.

Bob Richmond
Samurai Pathologist
Knoxville TN

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