Pathology Billing Modifiers

LIA2600

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Does anyone any suggestions for finding modifer info on billing pathology codes?? I need to find out whether or not we can bill a single tissue biopsy that was cut into 3 sections and billed 3 times with a 59 modifier.
Someone mentioned that b/c it's the same anatomical site and not a different site, it can be billed 3 times but with a 76 mod. Please clarify!
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epilcher

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Was the tissue seperately identified by the surgeon? What type of tissue is it?
 

LIA2600

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it was 1 single tissue cut into 3 sections and 3 studies were done. it was still 1 identified tissue sample
 

epilcher

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If the surgeon designates it as one specimen only, it is generally irrelevant how many time it has been cut. However, there are exceptions. Do you have the case information? I am a coder for a pathology lab and might be able to help you.
 
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