AMA CPT® Assistant - 1999 Issue 2 (February)

Medicine, 99000 (Q&A) (February 1999)

February 1999 page 10d Coding Consultation Medicine, 99000 (Q&A) See Correction / Clarification Question Please clarify the use of CPT code 99000, Handling and/or conveyance of specimen for transfer from the physician's office to a laboratory, when the clinic physician obtains the specimen and the clinic staff prepares, packages, labels, and places it in a designated area in the clinic for laboratory staff to pick up for processing. Is it appropriate for the clinic to report code 99000 for this service? AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, code 99000, Handling and/or conveyance of specimen for transfer from...

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