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Primary Care Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
Know the Difference Between These Finger-Stick Tests

Question: Our provider regularly performs finger-stick glucose tests on diabetic and prediabetic patients. Which is the correct code to use for this service: 82948 or 82962? And what is the difference between the codes? SuperCoder Subscriber Answer: The two tests you mention, 82948 (Glucose; blood, reagent strip) and 82962 (Glucose, blood by glucose monitoring device(s) cleared by the FDA specifically [...]