Can we charge 88172 (Cytopathology, evaluation of fine needle aspirate; immediate cytohistologic study to determine adequacy of specimens) if our doctor does the immediate read remotely? We have some instances where they scan the slide and electronically send the image to our pathologist who does the immediate read and reports the findings back immediately.

Since this is new technology I have not found any answers that address this specific scenario, however I am inclined to think that we can charge for this as it is done at the time of the procedure, but is just done at another location. Does anyone have any input on this?