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pin 4 cocktail

Heather Posted Fri 13th of September, 2013 12:43:43 PM

I understand that for the PIN4 cocktail, '88342' can only be billed once per antibody, per specimen. What should be billed when there are two blocks from a specimen?

SuperCoder Answered Fri 13th of September, 2013 16:06:30 PM

Because the 88342 code definition states "per antibody" and the surgical pathology unit of service is the specimen, long standing coding convention dictated that labs report only one unit of 88342 per specimen, per antibody, regardless of the number of blocks, slides, or "levels" involved.

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