AMA CPT® Assistant - 2010 Issue 4 (April)

Pathology and Laboratory: Chemistry (Q&A) (April 2010)

April 2010 page 11-end Pathology and Laboratory: Chemistry (Q&A) Question: Would it be appropriate to report code 82248 for the same encounter when code 80053 is reported? Answer: Yes. CPT code 82247, Bilirubin; total, is typically a single analysis and does not include a specific measure-ment of direct bilirubin. The panel of tests in code 80053 includes the analysis, which is only described in code 82247. However, if a direct bilirubin analysis is also performed, code 82248, Bilirubin; direct, should be reported separately. Question: Is it appropriate for the physician to report CPT code 83912, Molecular diagnostics; interpretation...

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