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Pathology/Lab Coding Alert

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Question: When a patient has a tick bite and the clinician orders a test for suspected Lyme disease, what diagnosis and procedure codes are appropriate?   Maine Subscriber Answer: The procedure code depends on what test your lab performs. Based on Centers for Disease Control and Detection (CDC) recommendation, most insurers cover a two-tier testing algorithm that involves an initial test [...]