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    Default CPT code for Cholestech Checks

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    Does anyone happen to know what the correct CPT code is for a Cholestech check? My sites have been using 82962 for a meter device, but this seems to be for an accu check. Accuchecks and Cholestech checks are two different things. Any guidance? Thanks.
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P
    Compliance Auditor

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    Default Code for Cholestech

    According to what I found on line it would be 82465

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    Thanks so very much for your help!
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P
    Compliance Auditor

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    Thanks so much. Any other opinions?
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P
    Compliance Auditor

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    I agree that 82465 would be the code since a cholesterol is what you're doing. 82962 is for a glucose. There is also coding and reimbursement information on www.cholestech.com and it confirms this. Very informative website. It's nice when they put info together like that.
    Pam Tienter, CPC, COC, CPC-P, CCS-P, CPMA, CPC-I
    AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer
    AAPC National ICD-10-CM Trainer

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