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    Just a simple question - To determine level of complexity

    Kidney biopsy - in regards to the Amount and/for Complexity of data to be reviewed, where would this go?

    Lab section in CPT
    Radiology section in CPT
    Medicine section in CPT

    Thank you!

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    Kansas City, MO


    What/how exactly about the kidney biopsy are you reviewing?

    A path report? than I'd put it under Labs
    A surgical report? then I'd pick medicine
    Linda Vargas, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC
    PMCC Licensed Instructor
    Kansas City, MO Chapter
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    Quote Originally Posted by LINDALOUV View Post
    What/how exactly about the kidney biopsy are you reviewing?

    A path report? than I'd put it under Labs
    A surgical report? then I'd pick medicine
    Hi Linda,

    The physician is ordering the kidney biopsy to rule out Lupus. She does not state a specific method for the biopsy. :0)

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    If your Physician is ordering a BX, then I would count 1 point under the medical (90000) section for Data points.

    I would also apply it as Moderate under the Procedures Ordered section of the Risk Table (Deep needle or incisional biopsy)

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