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Topic Originator: ann
Post Date March 7, 2008 @ 3:09 PM
lesion removal


ann
March 7, 2008 @ 3:09 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Q: If your physician removes a lesion, do you wait for the path report to make sure you have the correct diagnosis code before billing?  If so, is there anything written in the Medicare guidelines stating this would be the correct way of coding?  Thank you,

Frenchie
March 8, 2008 @ 5:01 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Absolutely. We never want to give a condition to a patient that they do not have. If a specimen goes in for biopsy, hold up the billing will guarantee that you have accurate information.



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