Repeat Pap - What code do

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What code do I use if the pt has to come back (non-Medicare) for a repeat pap? Do I bill an E&M if that was the only thing performed?
 

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If patient comes in for repeat pap because of a previous abnormal pap, then an E&M code is appropriate. Depending on documentation & what (if anything) else was discussed/covered at TOS, a 99212 is probably your best choice.

If a repeat pap was necessary because the 1st specimen was inadequate, then I post a no-charge visit to the account for tracking purposes only. My docs elect not to charge a patient or insurance carrier in this case.

Becky, CPC
 
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