New to Pathology coding and need an opinion!

CELADYBUG13

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We have a question for seasoned pathology coders, please help!

Brand new to pathology coding and our doctors say that a Transanal Excision(CPT 45171/45172) of soft tissue should be coded by our pathology department as CPT 88307 for benign tissue and CPT 88309 for malignant tissue.

Is this correct??

Thanks for any opinions out there!
 

bbooks

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The correct pathology code is not dependent upon the procedure CPT code from which the specimen came, but rather the specimen that was provided, the amount of pathologist time required, and the complexity.

Could you provide a couple of pathology reports as examples?
 
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