AMA CPT® Assistant - 2005 Issue 11 (November)

Pathology and Laboratory (November 2005)

November 2005 page 14 Coding Consultation:Questions and Answers Pathology and Laboratory, 89240 (Q&A) Question What code is reported for a sperm viability test? AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, no specific code within the CPT code set describes the sperm viability test; therefore, unlisted code 89240, Unlisted miscellaneous pathology test, should be reported. AMA Comment When reporting an unlisted code to describe a procedure or service, it will be necessary to submit supporting documentation (eg, the procedure report) along with the claim to provide an adequate description of the nature, extent, need for the procedure, and the...

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