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histochemistry for enzyme stains on muscle biopsy

Lynne Answered Thu 14th of July, 2011 13:25:40 PM

Want to verify that I'm using the correct code for histohemistry on a muscle biopsy for the following stains: NADH, Cytochrome C-oxidase, ATPase, nonspecific esterase, acid phosphatase & myophosphorylase. I'm coding 88319 x8 stains. I don't do much of this coding so I just want to be sure. Thanks for your input.

SuperCoder Answered Thu 14th of July, 2011 19:06:14 PM

Going by description of the procedure the CPT 88319 billed in the context is correct.
The MUE for 88319 is NONE. So, 8 units is acceptable.

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