Sampson.Charlene at mhsil.com
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,
* 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
Memorial Medical Center
701 N. First Room L-20
Springfield, IL 62781-0001
E-mail: sampson.charlene at mhsil.com
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