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    The physician did a MOH's panel of 9 specimans which result in him coding 17313 and 17315 (4). Do I enter the charge are 4 different specimans or can 17315 only be charged 1 time with a modifer. The dx code is 173.5

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    I have never had a provider that did Mohs and I am not sure where you are or what carrier you are dealing with, but this looks like pretty clear info on how to bill the procedures to me.

    http://www.ngsmedicare.com/ngsmedica...371_r1_sia.htm

    Hope this helps,

    Laura, CPC, CEMC

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    Thanks,
    Was not even thinking about this sites when I asked this.

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    Specimens = Blocks
    Since codes are described "up to 5", I would code:

    17313
    17315 x 4. So you were fine! :0)

    AAPC also came out with an article that maybe you can use as a reference; AAPC Coding Edge April 2009 page 46. It is one of my favorites AAPC's articles.
    Thanks,


    Gabriel Rafael Aponte, MBA, RN, CPC, COC, CIC, CRC, CPMA, CCC, CHONC, CCS, CCS-P, CDIP
    Coder

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    I just was not sure..Thanks so much for you confirmation.

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