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    I was wondering if everyone is waiting on path reports to bill office procedures? (ex. colpo, endo biopsy)

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    We code the reason we are doing the colp or endo biopsy which is usually from an abnormal pap or use other signs/symptoms. Rationale: code what you know at the end of the encounter. jane

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    So do we. We don't wait for paths.

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    Bangor, Maine


    We actually wait until the record is complete before we code, even though we can't code the path results (for outpatients) without documentation from the provider on that account.

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    We send off the biopsy with the reason but wait til the path is back to put the diagnosis of the results on the claims
    Herbie W Lorona Jr., CPC, CPC-H

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