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Pathology/Lab Coding Alert

Case Study:

Don't Lose $218 for This Prolapsed Uterus With Fibroids

Use final diagnosis to snag additional pay. You may think that coding the pathology exam of a “hysterectomy for prolapse” is a piece of cake — but not so fast. You’d better read the pathology report carefully or you could leave significant money on the table. The scenario: Your pathologist receives tissue from an abdominal hysterectomy for prolapse. He opens [...]