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Vaginosis panel

Jerilen Posted Fri 12th of August, 2011 12:25:30 PM

If we receive a vaginosis panel and run the candida and gardnerella direct probe technique and run the trichomonas with the new APTIMA amplified technique, can we bill each test separately with CPT codes 87480, 87510 and 87798?

SuperCoder Answered Fri 12th of August, 2011 19:44:51 PM

When all performed together on same DOS as part of a panel, then why do we need bill these separately ? Just for the sake of getting max reimbursement of each separately would be against the approved practice of billing a panel.

Irrespective of reimbursement trends, we should bill these together.

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