Physicians often order a CMP and protein electrophoresis together. We do a CMP (CPT code 80053) here at our facility, and send the serum protein electrophoresis to our reference lab. A total protein (CPT 84155) is a component of the CMP we do here, but it
Report CPT code 80053 (CMP) and CPT code 84165 (electrophoresis) only. Do not report CPT 84155. This would be double billing the serum protein test, which is a component of the CMP. Depending on your billing system capabilities and the type of claim you file (UB versus CMS-1500) this may be easier said than done. You may have to manually delete the charge.