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    We often receive or actually make the slides that are then Pap and Diff-Quik stained. We charge 88173 for the final interpretation and 88172 if we do a preliminary microscopic interpretation in radiology. From the needle rinses we make a cytospin and a cell block. We charge 88108 for the cytospin interpretation and 88305 for the cell block interpretation.

    Is this correct?

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    all except the 88108 , you should not be billing that, that code should not be used when your specimen is an FNA. It is bundled into the 88173 charge.

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