FNA Cytopathology Procedures CPT® Code range 88172- 88177

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code range for Cytopathology Procedures 88172-88177 is a medical code set maintained by the American Medical Association.

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CPT® Code Range 88172- 88177
FNA Cytopathology Procedures
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November 14, 2022
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November 07, 2022
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November 04, 2022
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November 01, 2022
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November 01, 2022
Your words will carry more weight when you approach doctors in a thoughtful respectful way. In the coding and auditing world the provider is in the drivers seat. Generally the provider documents the s... [ Read More ]
Our Anatomic Pathology department currently does FNA Thyroid adequacy assessments using 88172 and 88177. Since we are a teaching hospital the pathologists are having the Cytopathology Fellows perform ... [ Read More ]
Hello All, I hope you can answer my questions about coding on the following: Can I charge 88313 TC only for staining the slides because the interpretation is captured on 88172,88173 and 88177 ? I... [ Read More ]
Hi all, I'm trying to look for some clarification (if there is any) on billing only a TC component of 88172 and 88177 when a cytotech renders the immediate study adequacy. We do not bill the PC, but ... [ Read More ]
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Since the sites are all different then I believe the correct coding would be 88172 x 3 88173 x 3 as Indy29 stated. The 88177 would be if the same site were repeated because the pass was inadequate a... [ Read More ]
[b]fna's 88172, 88173[/b] 88177 is for the additional passes so therefore the x2 would go on line 88177 not 88172 or 88173. this is why the rule was created. the addt'l passes will not be posted to 8... [ Read More ]
+88177 is an add on code to 88172- per site-- You mentioned three sites Paratracheal, Subcarinal,Right Hilar, were adequacy checks perfomed on all three..? Then codes are 88172x3 & 88173x3.... [ Read More ]
Please help!!! So this is the scenario: For a RUL bronchial washings, RUL bronchial brush/washing, RUL lung biopsy, right paratracheal fna, subcarinal fna, right hilum fna, cytologies: 1. squamous c... [ Read More ]
medicare is driving me nuts, they are not paying the new code 88177 in out pt POS , how does this make sense when it is an add on code to 88172 ( which pays in outpt) I hope all people working highma... [ Read More ]
we discussed this issue this morning. My take on it is that 88172 is for the initial aspiration immediate evaluation by the pathologist. If, after the eval, the surgeon removes more fluid from the sam... [ Read More ]