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Thread: Modifier 22 and Surgical Pathology codes

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    Default Modifier 22 and Surgical Pathology codes

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    I am wondering if anyone has experience with laboratories billing codes 88302-88305 with a modifier 22? This does not seem appropriate since a unit of service is defined as the specimen itself. According to the pathologist these are larger than normal specimens. Again i would expect to see this modifier used on the surgeon's CPT charges, not the pathologists. Any advice?

    Sara Frail CPC

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    Apr 2007

    Default Modifier 22

    I once worked in pathology dept and I am very familiar with 88302-88305. I have never used a modifier 22. as per Ingenix the code does not take a M 22.

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