Vicki Posted Wed 25th of September, 2013 12:03:07 PM
Can you bill "88305" for anastomotic rings and "88309" for resection?
Specimens were received in separate containers.
SuperCoder Answered Wed 25th of September, 2013 18:22:07 PM
88309-Codes required to document patient has colorectal cancer and received a colorectal cancer resection surgical pathology examination
and also 88305 for anastomotic rings
Vicki Posted Thu 26th of September, 2013 09:54:37 AM
My question is "88305" anastomotic rings included in the "88309" or can we bill separately because specimans came in separate containers? We have a pathologists that says it is included and should not be billed separately and the other says it should be billed seperately?
SuperCoder Answered Thu 26th of September, 2013 16:48:28 PM
The current CCI do allow these codes to bill separately.
Vicki Posted Fri 27th of September, 2013 09:55:22 AM
SuperCoder Answered Fri 27th of September, 2013 10:28:49 AM