help for billing clarification

From:"Horn, Hazel V"

I need some help with documentation for billing.    I have always understood
that when billing for special stains or immunos, you can only bill once for
a specific stain on each specimen.   i.e......1 renal biopsy = 6 pas stains,
2 jones' and 1 trichrome.   According to what I have always thought, that
would be one 88305, and three 88313's.

Because the CPT code book lists each after the 88313, some are saying we can
bill for nine 88313's.     I am sure this is not right but I need it in
WRITING for anyone to believe me.   Can anyone help me out???    Or I am
wrong about this billing issue??


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