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Apurva Posted Fri 25th of October, 2019 04:47:47 AM
When can CPT 87481 be billed with 4 units
SuperCoder Answered Tue 29th of October, 2019 08:16:00 AM

Hello Apurva,

Thank you for your question.


In the course of treatment of the patient, it may be necessary to perform the same laboratory test on the same day to obtain subsequent (multiple) test results. Hence, if the multiple candida species test(s) were performed on the same day but at different intervals, then it can be reported with appropriate units.

Also, the allowed MUE of CPT® code 87481 is 5, which indicates, that the code can be reported 5 times in a day.


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