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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007

    Default lab services in physician office

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    Hi all,
    Trying to understand how lab services work.
    Let say pt came to the office with sore throat on 12/10.
    Bacterial culture was taken (87070). On 12/12 result was positive.
    When do we bill 87070 on 12/10 or 12/12. I am totaly confused.
    Thanks a lot.

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    I was told to use the date the specimen was taken not the date of the result.

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    Apr 2007
    Alexandria, VA


    12/10 is the date to use (date of service)...

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