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    Question FNA/FNAB - Can you bill 88173 and 88305 if no cell block was created but tissue was submitted

    Hi there! I have a pathology coding question that I'm hoping you can help get answered. Can you bill an 88305 and an 88172 if a cell block wasn't created but tissue was submitted for microscopic examination? Some believe you cannot bill for cytologic and surgical pathology CPT codes on the...
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    88177 - FNA adequacy check?

    Has anyone heard of 88177? It is reportedly a new code which may be used to report FNA adequacies. A doctor on the Cytopath listserv reports this new code will go into effect Jan. 1, 2011. I wonder whether this code is intended to resolve the problem with 88172, which technically allows a...
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