RE: [Histonet] CPT code 88172 for FNA cases

From:"Kari Bradshaw"

That's correct.  

  Kari Bradshaw
Anatomic Pathology Manager
Lower columbia Pathologists 

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Kari
Sent: Friday, May 04, 2007 8:44 AM
Subject: [Histonet] CPT code 88172 for FNA cases

How are other cytology departments charging for the cytotech performing
the assessment for adequacy on FNA specimens?  According to an article
in the CAP today from Sep 06, 88172 can only be used if the pathologist
renders the adequacy assessment.  So does the cytotech not get to
bill/charge for their time and technical skills for this task?  For
FNA's done by a cytotech or histotech, is 88173 (interpretation and
report) the only charge?
Thank you for your assistance!
Kari Breal
Histology Supervisor
Alexian Brothers Medical Center
847-437-5500 ext. 5155
Fax 847-981-2023

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments,
is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain
confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use,
disclosure or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended
recipient, please contact the sender by reply e-mail and destroy all
copies of the original message.
Histonet mailing list

Histonet mailing list

<< Previous Message | Next Message >>