Cytology cytopspins and CPT codes

From:Paula Wilder <>

Hello Histonet!

Yesterday, a neighboring hospital laboratory supervisor contacted me and 
asked if our lab was billing CPT code 88104 or 88108 for cytology cytospins. 
  After reading the code descriptions, it seems that cytospins should carry 
the 88108 code (concentration technique).  Our hospital bills 88104.  I was 
just wondering what everyone else was doing.  Thank you for your help!

Paula Wilder
St. Joseph Medical Center
Towson, MD.
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