AMA CPT® Assistant - 1999 Issue 10 (October)

Handling and/or Conveyance of Specimen for Transfer from the Physician's Office to a Laboratory (October 1999)

October 1999 page 11-end Coding Clarification Handling and/or Conveyance of Specimen for Transfer from the Physician's Office to a Laboratory In the Coding Consultation section of the February 1999 CPT Assistant, we addressed the use of code 99000; stating that it should be reported when the physician incurs costs for the handling and/or transportation of a specimen to the laboratory (eg, via messenger service). While this is certainly a correct statement, many of our readers pointed out a second use of this code that is also correct, and reflects the most typical use. Code 99000 is also intended to...

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