AMA CPT® Assistant - 1997 Issue 6 (June)

Pathology and Laboratory, 80006, 80058 (Q&A) (June 1997)

June 1997 page 11 Coding Consultation Pathology and Laboratory, 80006, 80058 (Q&A) Question If the component tests of a panel, such as a hepatic function panel, which is defined in organ or disease oriented panels, are all done on an automated, multichannel analyzer, which code takes precedence 80058, hepatic function panel, or 80006, 6 clinical chemistry tests? AMA Comment From a coding perspective, code 80058 takes precedence over 80006. 80058, in this case, is the more specific code. If a code specifically describes a procedure, then that is the most appropriate code to report. Pathology and Laboratory, 80006...

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