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Fungal culture on toe nail

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    Our nurse did a culture on a toe nail. My understanding is to code the nurses visit and code 87101, is this correct?

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    Kristie Stokes, CPC, CPMA, CCS, CMDP, ICDCT-CM

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    I'd code out the nurse visit, with a dx of whatever the toe issue is. (documentation supporting of course). The lab/path, will code out the 87101 code (if that's code they do)
    {that's my opinion on the posted matter}
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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    Ok, so we do not need to attach the 87101 because it is a pathology code? Correct?
    Sincerely,

    Kristie Stokes, CPC, CPMA, CCS, CMDP, ICDCT-CM

    AAPCCA Board of Directors 2014-2017
    Region 1 - Northeast
    Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York

    Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine they see all day.

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    yup, it's a path/lab/microbiology sections.
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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    Ok, thank you for helping. I should have known that (memory lapse)

    Thanks so much
    Sincerely,

    Kristie Stokes, CPC, CPMA, CCS, CMDP, ICDCT-CM

    AAPCCA Board of Directors 2014-2017
    Region 1 - Northeast
    Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York

    Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine they see all day.

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