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    Question Specimen Collection Fees

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    OK, I'm still confused as to how to bill for specimen collection, for example collection a culture to be sent out for a clymidia screening, a wound culture, etc. Can someone help?

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    most are included in the E&M

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    Default Specimen Collection Fees

    With Medicaid of NC, I know that we cannot collect on 99000. With MCR, there is a q0001 (I think, I don't have my books at home with me) I bill that to Medicare for Pap Smears. With other commercial insurances, I bill the 99000. I will let you know what happens.
    [I]Elizabeth Comma-Watson, CPC
    Billing/Coding Specialist
    Greensboro, NC 27455-2601

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