AMA CPT® Assistant - 1998 Issue 12 (December)

Cytopathology, 88141 (Q&A) (December 1998)

December 1998 page 8d Coding Consultation Cytopathology, 88141 (Q&A) Question Is the code for physician interpretation of a Pap smear, 88141, to be used to report rescreening of negative Pap smears for quality control? AMA Comment Negative Pap smears, including smears reviewed for quality control purposes, that do not require physician interpretation should not be coded with the physician interpretation code. Code 88141 should be used to report physician interpretation of a Pap smear that is interpreted to be abnormal by personnel performing the initial screening, including those interpreted to be showing suspicious or malignant cells, those showing...

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