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Lab Split billing TC-26

SebNicole

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Hi All
I am trying to find articles to define Clinical Lab Billing/Coding requirements per Medicare.
We employ the both the Pathologist and the Technician.
Currently the PATHOLIGIST works PART TIME, so we were told we must bill the -26 for pathologist and pay pathologist the exact amount Medicare reimburses for -26.
Pathologist cannot benefit (be compensated) for any of the –TC Medicare reimbursement.
Therefore, we must split bill the -26 and –TC
Does this requirement go away if/when pathologist is employed FULL TIME?

Example: would be a 88305
Technician prepares silds and the Pathologist does the read.
Is it correct to bill to Medicare 88305-26 for part time pathologist read and –TC for Technical component.
 
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