Apurva Posted Wed 11th of March, 2020 07:13:16 AM
Header states Anal Skin Tag Biopsy Whereas In findings we have Benign Fibro-Epithelial Polyp.Hence need confirmation on billing CPT 88304 or 88305 For skin tag ( As per Header ) or For Anal Polyp ( As per Findings )
SuperCoder Answered Thu 12th of March, 2020 07:29:56 AM
When you report a surgical pathology service, you select the proper code based on the listed specimens under each code. "When the pathologist describes something other than the expected tissue type, you have to select the code based on the actual work and the actual findings. So, it is suggested code according to the findings.
As per the given report, appropriate code will be 88304.