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Ob-Gyn Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
Avoid 88142 When Not Doing Pap Interpretation

Question: Patient came for her well woman check up. She also had amenorrhea and intrauterine device (IUD) removal. I billed this encounter with 99395, 88142 with V72.31, 99213-25 with 626.0, and 58301 with 626.0, V25.12. Is this correct? Georgia Subscriber Answer: No. You should not be billing 88142 (Cytopathology, cervical or vaginal [any reporting system], collected in preservative fluid, automated thin layer [...]