AMA CPT® Assistant - 1998 Issue 10 (October)

Hematology and Coagulation, 85095, 85102 (Q&A) (October 1998)

October 1998 page 11b Coding Consultation Hematology and Coagulation, 85095, 85102 (Q&A) Question Can my physician report codes 85095, Bone marrow; aspiration only, and 85102, Bone marrow biopsy, needle or trocar? He is under the impression that he can not bill codes from this section because he is not a pathologist. AMA Comment Both codes (85102 and 85095) are located in the pathology and laboratory section of CPT even though they represent obtaining the biopsy and aspiration. Since CPT is a nomenclature rather than a strict classification system, there may be some procedures that appear in sections other...

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