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    Question CPT code for anal pap smear

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    What CPT code would be used for an anal pap smear? I was thinking 88160.

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    Watertown, NY


    If the dr is only collecting the speciman(either anal,cervix or vaginal) to be sent to a lab then you would bill 99000 or Q0091 for medicare.
    The 8000 series of codes is what the path/lab depatment bills out not the dr who is collecting the specimen.
    chris G CPC

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    Default Anal PAP coding

    This issue just came up for us, I agree, I think 88160 is the most appropriate for an anal PAP for the lab test.

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