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clarification for electron microscopy pathology coding

  1. Default clarification for pathology and lab EM code 88348
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    Hello fellow coders
    This is an issue that I have had difficulty understanding and have had a hard time finding someone to explain to me for some time. Our pathologists send renal transplant specimens to an outside facility for electron microscopy analysis. The outside facility emails back to us the powerpoint images along with the microscopic description of the tissue. We enter the description into the report and the pathologists read the images and enter their findings into the pathology report under the final diagnosis. How do I code cases like this? The pathologists say because they interpret the images it should be coded 88348-TC ,and Professional and 88300 for the specimen we send to the outside facility. Do you agree?
    Last edited by jaml1393@bellsouth.net; 10-12-2018 at 01:01 PM.

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