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Pathology/Lab Coding Alert

Decipher Unbundling Tools With This Lung Case

You can stick with modifier 59 for now. When you’re up against Medicare’s Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) edits for cases such as the following lung-cancer diagnosis scenario, you need to know how to differentiate distinct services so you get all the pay your pathologist deserves.  Understand Bundling Rules The case: The pathologist examines a liquid-based cytology slide from a bronchial [...]