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    I'm an experienced coder, but just dove into the world of Internal Medicine. Bit rusty on pap smear coding.

    Is it appropriate to bill code 88142 to carriers that don't recognize Q0091? I'm thinking it's not b/c it's what the lab should bill right?

    Melissa Jewett, CPC

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    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    88142 is a lab code, most carriers that do not accept the Q0091 consider the pap collection a part of the preventive exam.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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