AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: CPT 88300 (Gross examination only) question

  1. #1

    Default CPT 88300 (Gross examination only) question

    AAPC: Back to School
    I have an MD that billed 88304 level 4 (surgical pathology, gross and microscopic examination) but only did a gross examination - no microscopic indicated on path report.

    I believe this should qualify as a level I (CPT 88300) because no microscopic exam was done - only gross.

    Am I correct?
    Maria CPC, CPC-H, CEMC

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    New Orleans, LA


    You need a microscopic exam to code anything higher than 88300. You are correct.

Similar Threads

  1. E&M Physical Examination Question
    By skeledjian in forum Compliance General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-02-2012, 04:20 PM
  2. Examination Levels question
    By FWeber in forum E/M
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-25-2010, 04:32 PM
  3. Examination Question
    By Inquisitor in forum E/M
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-12-2009, 12:24 PM

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.