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    When a physician performs a swab for a influenza and a RSV test, is this billable. We sent the swabs to the lab for results.

    Thanks for your help

    Denise Smith CPC - A

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    If you are not doing the rapid tests in your office then you can only code for obtaining/conveying the specimen 99000.
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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    Default influenza and RSV test
    I think you can bill for office visit and swab collection like 65200 and lab will bill for specimen that they test like 87420.

    I hope it can help.

    Good luck

    Jeslyn CPC-A

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    You can code the E/M of course, but as for the tests - only collection and conveyance to the lab if not done in-house.
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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    Correct, Lisa.
    You can cannot code labratory services unless you perform and interpret them.

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