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Pathology/Lab Coding Alert

Clinical Lab:
Obey Rules and Restrictions to Get Thyroid-Test Claims Paid

Ensure medical necessity for coverage. If your lab performs blood tests for thyroid function, you need to stay up to date on coverage rules if you don’t want to get stuck holding the bag for the tests’ costs. Thyroid-test coding is complex because physicians may order the assays for a host of reasons, and because labs must abide by CMS’s [...]