AMA CPT® Assistant - 2010 Issue 11 (November)

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

November 2010 page 10 Pathology and Laboratory: Chemistry Question: What is the appropriate CPT code to report when performing bedside glucose by fingerstick using a reagent strip on a device that is waived, but is not for home use? Answer: It is appropriate to report code 82962, Glucose, blood by glucose monitoring device(s) cleared by the FDA specifically for home use, when the glucose monitoring device designed for home use is used in the physician’s office or in a clinical setting to test blood glucose. As stated in the code descriptor, the device must be cleared by the...

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