Results 1 to 3 of 3

cpt for collection of urine sample

  1. Default cpt for collection of urine sample
    Medical Coding Books
    Hello. Is there a cpt code for collection of urine specimen in the office to send to the lab?
    Thank you. Tammy

  2. #2
    I actually just read this in my E/M study guide. It lits code 99000 - Handling and/or conveyance of specimen for transfer from the physician's office to a laboratory. It's listed under the Medicine section - Misc Services. Now I have not researched reimbursment issues yet so I'm not sure if it is routinely covered by insurances. If anyone has some insight on that I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!!
    JShields, CPC, CEMC

  3. Default NCICS Medical Coder/Biller
    99000 is intended to be reported when the practice incurs costs to handle and/or transport a specimen to a lab. For example, if the practice employs a messenger service to transport a specimen, then you can bill 99000.
    If the lab picks up the specimen at no cost to the practice it is not appropriate to report 99000.

    99000 also cannot be reported for obtaining of a specimen. reimbursement for obtaining a specimen is factored in the visit/procedure code.

Similar Threads

  1. 99211 for drug screen/urine sample
    By akabrand in forum Neurology/Neurosurgery
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-23-2015, 01:50 PM
  2. Collection of Urine for send out
    By nscoder in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-27-2011, 10:16 AM
  3. urine cpt 83789
    By LynnSC in forum Billing/Reimbursement
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-24-2011, 09:02 AM
  4. Urine Culture (CPT 87086)
    By rlgcpc in forum Pathology & Clinical Laboratory
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-24-2010, 07:38 PM

Tags for this Thread

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.