In Coding
Oct 18th, 2017
Obstetric panel code 80081 is identical to 80055, with one exception: 80081 includes HIV testing. Required components for both codes include: Blood count, complete (CBC), and automated differential WBC count (85025 or 85027 and 85004) OR Blood count, complete (CBC), automated (85027) and appropriate manual differential WBC count (85007 or 85009) Hepatitis B surface antigen ...
Be sure all ordered pathology and laboratory tests were performed, and know what’s bundled. by M. Colleen Mescall, MHA/E, CPC, CPC-I, CPMA As an instructor, I find that panel coding is one of the hardest concepts for new coders to grasp. Although panels create an efficient method to report tests often ordered together, they also ...