I'll take a shot...
"But if labs are being drawn, prepared, packaged and mailed to another laboratory (another city or state), then the 99000 should be charged."
I have been told/trained that this method would be acceptable for billing 99000 since there is a cost to the practice (assuming the supplies aren't provided and the cost of shipping isn't already paid). That's one scenerio.
The other scenerio...IMHO...would be if if the practice employs a courier to transport the specimen.
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