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  1. Mercy Posted 1 Year(s) agoRelated Topics

    Physician performed urine test for pain mgt using the Thermo Scientific Indiko Plus Analyzer. The lab result has the qualitative and quantitative LC/MS/MS)results. The test analytes are: alcohol, amphetamine, anticonvulsant, antidepressants,barbiturates, benzodiazepines, illicits, illicits (bath salts), illicits (synthetic canbinoids), muscle relaxants, opioids (natural), opioods (semisynthetic), opioids (synthetic), methadone, non-opioid analgesics and non-benzodiazepine hypnotics. Physician wants to bill the following codes: 80171, 80152, 80182, 80154, 83992, 83805, 82646, 82649, 83840, 82520, 82145, 82101, 83925 x 8 units, 82542 x 28 units, 83789, 8415, 82570, 80101 x 12 and 80102 x 4. Are the codes billed appropriate? Can the analyzer be considered as using "rapid screening test method such as a stick/dip stick, cup or similar device? Your assistance is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

  2. SuperCoder Posted 1 Year(s) ago


    As per review most of the above mentioined codes are deleted and invalid codes. In your provided above documentation 1 CPT code is incomplete i.e. 8415. Please provide complete code for appropriate answer.

  3. Mercy Posted 1 Year(s) ago

    The CPT code is 84315. I know some codes have been deleted but this is a no-fault claim. Thank you.

  4. SuperCoder Posted 1 Year(s) ago

    Appropriate CPT for above mention test are as follows:

    Alcohol - 80320

    Amphetamine - 80324

    Anticonvulsant - 80339

    Antidepressants - 80338

    Barbiturates - 80345

    Benzodiazepines - 80346

    illicits (bath salts) - 80371

    illicits (synthetic canbinoids) - 80350

    Muscle relaxants - 80369

    Opioids - 80363

    Methadone - 80358

    Non-opioid analgesics - 80329

    Non-benzodiazepine hypnotics - 80368


  5. Mercy Posted 1 Year(s) ago

    If codes 80101 and 80104 have not been deleted can multiple units of 80101 be billed with 80104 using the Indiko Plus Analyzer and the result does not have the LC/MS/; for example: DR1Amp result = 97 dilution 0 Response 0.234 same type of result for the other drugs What I really need is billing using the old code 80101 and 80104; when is billing multiple units of 80101 applicable and when is 80104 appropriate. Thank you.

  6. SuperCoder Posted 1 Year(s) ago


    You cannot bill multiple units of 80101 as per coding guidelines MUE for 80101 is only 1. 80101 was used for Drug screen, qualitative; single drug class method (eg, immunoassay, enzyme assay), each drug class. Whereas 80104 was used for Drug screen, qualitative; multiple drug classes other than chromatographic method, each procedure.

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  8. SuperCoder Posted 1 Year(s) ago

    Happy to help!

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  • Posted by 122058 Mercy, 1 Year(s) ago. There are 8 posts. The latest reply is from SuperCoder.