Results 1 to 6 of 6

Rapid Strep 87880

  1. Smile Rapid Strep 87880
    Exam Training Packages

    Does anyone know if there are some new rules to coding/billing for rapid strep in the office? One of my nurses said that we shouldn't code/bill for the rapid strep when the results are negative and then it's sent out for culture.

    Can anyone clear this up for me.

    Thanks, Laury

  2. #2
    Greeley, Colorado
    Even if th erapid strep is negative you should code for it. I've heard nothing to support what your nurse is telling you. I would ask her where she got her information!
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

  3. #3
    what dx do you use?
    adrianne, cpc

  4. #4
    Greeley, Colorado
    The signs/symptoms code. For example fever, nausea, N&V, etc...
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

  5. Default
    I totally agree with Lisa. You should code from the signs and symptoms and should code for the rapid strep even if it's negative.
    ~Amy, CPC, CPMA, CEMC~

  6. #6
    I do, I just wanted to make sure I was doing it correctely.
    adrianne, cpc

Similar Threads

  1. Strep 87880 & 87999-QW BD Veritor System
    By Bill me2 in forum Billing/Reimbursement
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-21-2014, 02:48 PM
  2. Billing pre-op consult code (99242) with rapid strep (87880)
    By Daveokad in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-18-2014, 09:50 PM
  3. Rapid Strep
    By jifnif in forum Pediatrics
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-25-2013, 02:20 PM
  4. Rapid Strep
    By Partha in forum Pediatrics
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-05-2009, 02:14 PM
  5. Rapid Strep 87880 Vs Throat Culture
    By emlittlefield in forum Family Practice
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-17-2008, 04:55 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.