AMA CPT® Assistant - 1998 Issue 12 (December)

Pathology/Laboratory (Q&A) (December 1998)

December 1998 page 8b Coding Consultation Pathology/Laboratory (Q&A) Question May we code for a surgical pathology specimen "recut" when it is medically necessary? For example, when the tissue specimen is "folded" in a critical area? AMA Comment Specimen "recuts" and examination of tissue recuts is simply included in the level of pathology code reported (eg, Level IV pathology code). This additional procedure may be captured in internal data for workload recorded by the lab, but is not additionally reported in CPT. Pathology/Laboratory (Q&A). CPT® Assistant. 1998; December 1998 page 8b ...

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