AMA CPT® Assistant - 2000 Issue 10 (October)

Pathology and Laboratory (October 2000)

October 2000 page 7b Coding Consultation Pathology and Laboratory, 88321, 88323, 84999 (Q&A) Question Should codes 88321 and 88323 be reported once per batch of slides received or material provided, or by the number of actual specimens provided? Or should the code be reported only once no matter how many slides are provided or amount of referred material that must be prepared? AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, codes 88321, Consultation and report of referred slides prepared elsewhere, and 88323, Consultation and report on referred material requiring preparation of slides, should be reported per surgical case. For...

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