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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
Capture Each Step of Aspirate Biopsy Case
But beware bundled services. When your pathologist evaluates a fine needle aspiration (FN... Read more
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
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