Question cpt code 99000

AHESLER

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I am not sure if cpt 99000 applies to our office. If we collect the specimen to be sent to the lab but the lab picks it up can we charge 99000? Or is there a charge for the collection of the sample that is being sent out to the lab?
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SharonCollachi

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99000 can be used solely for handling of specimen, as shown in the description: Handling and/or conveyance of specimen for transfer from the physician's office to a laboratory
 

AHESLER

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99000 can be used solely for handling of specimen, as shown in the description: Handling and/or conveyance of specimen for transfer from the physician's office to a laboratory
Thank you! So just to be clear we can charge 99000 for the handling of it even though we are not transferring it correct?
 

SharonCollachi

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Yes, that is correct. Here is how the code is read:

1. Handling of specimen for transfer from your office to lab.
2. Handling of specimen for transfer AND that transfer/conveyance to a lab.
3. Transfer/Conveyance of a specimen to a lab.

Any one of those fit the definition of the code, due to the "and/or" clause.
 
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