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Pathology/Lab Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
Avoid Molecular Pathology Modifier Mix-Up

Question: We've recently started billing molecular pathology cases for pathologists. There's a debate in our office about whether to add modifier 26 to the charge. Is this modifier necessary for any of the molecular pathology codes? Virginia Subscriber Answer: No, you should not report modifier 26 (Professional Component) with any molecular pathology codes in the range 81105-81479. The codes themselves [...]