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Repeat Paps...Not enough cells

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    We recently had a patient that had to come in again for a repeat pap as there were not enough cells.

    The questions is...... do you charge again for this?

    You help and guidance is appreciated.

    Lisa
    Lisa M. Toth Brosey, CPC
    Faxton St. Lukes Healthcare
    Utica, NY

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    my opinion would be no - it shouldn't be charged again. It's not her fault there weren't enough cells collected/sent.
    (but I'm sure others might have a different opinion)
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ltoth View Post
    We recently had a patient that had to come in again for a repeat pap as there were not enough cells.

    The questions is...... do you charge again for this?

    You help and guidance is appreciated.

    Lisa
    Lisa,

    Our office does not charge for the repeat pap for that reason. Even the lab we use doesn't charge for the 1st one.
    Roxanne Thames CPC, CPC-I, CEMC
    rthamescpci@gmail.com


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