Billing questions

Sampson, Charlene Sampson.Charlene at
Thu Apr 19 14:10:58 EDT 2007



Some questions re: billing for flow cytometry.  

How are labs billing for the following:

*	7AAD viability testing-is there an acceptable CPT code for this
*	Flow requested on specimens with the only diagnosis provided
being that of anemia, thrombocytopenia, Hodgkin's lymphoma,
neutrophilia, etc.  
*	Do labs providing outreach services utilize a "client billing
"system vs. a direct patient billing system, therefore guaranteeing


And, one other question:  

In a laboratory providing Outreach Services, are all attending
physicians allowed to directly order Flow or- are all Flow orders
considered to be consults and the specimens/orders are first reviewed by
a pathologist at the laboratory providing testing, who then decides if
the specimen should be run?  


Thanks!  Any and all help is welcome.  




Charlene Sampson, MT(ASCP)     

Lab Section Supervisor

Flow Cytometry/Immunology/Molecular

Memorial Medical Center

701 N. First	   Room L-20

Springfield, IL  62781-0001

Phone:	217-788-3094

Fax:  217-788-3977

E-mail:  sampson.charlene at


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