Pathology/Lab Coding Alert

You Be the Coder: Clarify Prostate 'Needle' Specimen


- Published on Thu, Dec 07, 2017
Question: I have a pathology report in which the “specimen” line states “prostate needle.” I don’t know how to code this pathology exam — any suggestions? Mississippi Subscriber Answer: You are astute to note that “prostate needle” is not enough information to define a specimen so that you can select the correct code for the pathologist’s specimen exam. Two directions: [...]





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