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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.


    Hope this helps,

    Laura, CPC, CEMC

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    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:

    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.

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

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

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