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    Hope someone might be able to help me with this one. Is procedure code 80502 which is clinical pathology consultation be billed out by a psychiatrist when doing saliva testing?

    Can this 80502 code also be billed out and reimbursed with procedure code 90862 which is the pharmaceutical management code?

    A drug rep is telling us that we can get reimbursed for the use of their test by using code 80502. But I am not sure. Any help is appreciated.


    Kelly Alexander

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    Louisville, KY
    Aren't these "saliva tests" really just a drug assay?

    I've seen those administered--by clerical staff at a temp agency. If this is the product we're talking about, I cannot possibly believe this constitutes a clinical pathology consultation--those have very specific descriptions (please see the CDR for CPT by Ingenix).

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