AMA CPT® Assistant - 2010 Issue 10 (October)

Pathology and Laboratory: Chemistry (October 2010)

October 2010 page 10 Pathology and Laboratory: Chemistry Question: Is it appropriate to report CPT code 83912 with code 87536 for the time and knowledge required to interpret a report and make changes to the patient’s medication regimen? Before code 87536 was established, an HIV PCR test (human immunodeficiency virus polymerase chain reaction was reported as a panel of five or six codes and code 83912 was one of them. Answer: It is not appropriate to report both code 83912, Molecular diagnostics; interpretation and report, and code 87536, Infectious agent detection by nucleic acid (DNA or RNA); HIV-1...

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