I need some help. I work in an OB/GYN office which performs colposcopies and LEEPs. Our auditors recently informed us that we have to hold charges on these procedures until we have received the pathology report. We have been using the pap smear results as the dx for the colpo when it is done, and the results of the pathology as the reason for the follow up visit. Can someone tell me the logic behind waiting for path? I can understand this in the hospital setting, but not in an office setting. Thanks for any help.