AMA CPT® Assistant - 2000 Issue 5 (May)

Pathology and Laboratory (May 2000)

May 2000 page 11b Coding Consultation Pathology and Laboratory, 80053 (Q&A) Question In CPT 2000, there is a parenthetic note included above code 80053 that indicates code 80053 has been deleted. Please clarify which is correct, the code listing or the parenthetic note? AMA Comment The parenthetical note included above code 80053 is incorrect. Therefore, code 80053 may be used if the specific tests indicated in the Comprehensive metabolic panel are performed. The parenthetical note will be eliminated for CPT 2001. Pathology and Laboratory, 80053 (Q&A). CPT® Assistant. 2000; May 2000 page 11b ...

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