AMA CPT® Assistant - 1997 Issue 8 (August)

Pathology & Laboratory, 87040-87070 (Q&A) (August 1997)

August 1997 page 19a Coding Consultation Pathology & Laboratory, 87040-87070 (Q&A) Question What does "definitive" mean as it applies to codes 87040-87070? AMA Comment The word "definitive" in this series of codes refers to the final culture that identifies the organism. Reporting the codes in this series would indicate that a specific organism genus or group (eg, Staphylococcus, Salmonella, Streptococcus) has been identified. Pathology & Laboratory, 87040-87070 (Q&A). CPT® Assistant. 1997; August 1997 page 19a ...

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