• If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ & read the forum rules. To view all forums, post or create a new thread, you must be an AAPC Member. If you are a member and have already registered for member area and forum access, you can log in by clicking here. If you've forgotten your username or password use our password reminder tool. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.
  • We're introducing new features and a new look to make the forums easier to use and more valuable to you. See what's new and let us know what you think!

colposcopy with biopsy

pscott

Guru
Messages
131
Best answers
0
When a colposcopy is done with a biopsy, do you wait for a path report
to code it like you would other biopsies, or do you go with the given
DX such as abnormal pap? What about a vulvular biopsy or an endometrial
biopsy?
Thanks!
 

ajs

True Blue
Local Chapter Officer
Messages
1,086
Location
Tacoma, WA
Best answers
0
When a colposcopy is done with a biopsy, do you wait for a path report
to code it like you would other biopsies, or do you go with the given
DX such as abnormal pap? What about a vulvular biopsy or an endometrial
biopsy?
Thanks!
You can go either way with those. It is preferred to wait for results so you can code the procedure to the highest specificity, but it is ok to bill with the known diagnosis and when the patient comes to discuss results later use the diagnosis obtained from the path report.
 
Top