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HELP! Bone Marrow 88160

Kathy Posted Thu 01st of April, 2010 17:11:13 PM

One of my doctors wants to code 88160 on a bone marrow specimen. It was a bone marrow biopsy and aspiration specimen. They coded:

88305 x 2 for bone and clot
88097 for smear interp
85060 for peripheral smear
88311 decal
88313 stain

I don't think you can additionally code the 88160 for touch imprints performed since it seems like that would be unbundling...any thoughts???

Thanks so much!

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