AMA CPT® Assistant - 2005 Issue 8 (August)

Professional Component for Clinical Laboratory Services (CPT codes 80048-89356) (August 2005)

August 2005 pages 9-10 Coding Communication:Professional Component for Clinical Laboratory Services (CPT codes 80048-89356) Although the use of modifier 26, Professional Component, and clinical laboratory services has been previously addressed in the CPT Assistant (May 1999), the discussion continues to surface as an area of great interest among our members and subscribers. Building upon the May 1999 foundation, this coding update further expands upon the role of the pathologist with respect to their capacity in the clinical laboratory setting. The use of modifier 26, Professional component, is required for CPT codes 80048-89356 in those instances when the physician is...

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