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Pathology/Lab Coding Alert

CPT® 2020:
Master Molecular Pathology Code Updates
Don't miss Tier 2 to Tier 1 conversions. If your lab performs gene analyses, you need to ... Read more
FNA:
Capture Each Step of Aspirate Biopsy Case
But beware bundled services. When your pathologist evaluates a fine needle aspiration (FN... Read more
Compliance:
Focus You Lab’s HIPAA Policies for 2020
Train, monitor, modify to keep procedures current. Strengthening your HIPAA compliance to... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Find Diagnosis, Procedure Codes for Drug Screen
Question: A clinician orders a drug test screen for a patient presenting with constricted ... Read more
Reader Question:
Search for ‘Payable Diagnoses’
Question: We've always turned to our Medicare contractor's LCDs to find a list of pay... Read more
CPT® 2020:
Take on 3 New Category I MAAA Codes
Distinguish codes for similar tests. When January 1 rolls around, you'll need to know abo... Read more
2020 Medicare Pay:
Learn MPFS Final Rule Impact for Your Pathology Lab
Pap interpretation takes big hit. Changes are coming down the pike for payment on some hi... Read more
Compliance:
Embrace Stark Law Changes
Value-based care is driving the revisions. If your pathology practice has stumbled over S... Read more
Reader Question:
Focus ‘Medical Necessity’ for Billing
Question: Sometimes we get denials for a procedure our pathologist performed due to lack o... Read more
Reader Question:
Capture Repeat Sodium Test Pay
Question: Our lab performed a basic metabolic panel (total calcium), followed by two sodiu... Read more
You Be the Coder:
Parse TB Test Coding
Question: Our lab received an order for an IGRA test for TB for a 30-year-old patient who ... Read more