By Lewis A. Hassell, Michael L. Talbert, Jane Pine Wood
The authors speak about precious instruments and methods of the exchange in pathology perform administration. In-depth chapters on coding and billing by way of nationally identified advisor Dennis Padget will organize you to judge coding and billing practices. famous legislations specialists Jane Pine wooden and Amelia Larsen, legal professionals at McDonald Hopkins, spotlight key concerns in employment, assurance, and clinic contracts and supply examples of ways to accommodate difficult concerns. Sections on human assets and workforce dynamics tackle the vexing matters that individuals convey to paintings. ultimately, the authors determine present tendencies and cause how those could play out.
In offering a large evaluate of pathology perform administration, every one bankruptcy employs a didactic framework, together with a number of eventualities to demonstrate demanding situations encountered via the writers. This case-based process enables interactive studying and may hence be quite valuable to pathology education programs.
Whatever your degree within the field—from resident to senior pathologist, together with these in management roles—Pathology perform administration: A Case-Based consultant is crucial reading.
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Padget et al. 1) Obviously, ICD diagnosis coding requires diligence and care, just as does HCPCS/ CPT procedure coding. The key for any given pathologist professional practice or laboratory is to determine the most cost-effective way to accomplish that ongoing task: (a) manual and/or crib sheet coding by professional coders, (b) crib sheet coding by the pathologists, (c) outside vendor automated coding, or (d) some combination. There is no “one size fits all” solution. 3 Coding and Billing 45 CPT Coding Exercises—Simple Cases Case A colonoscopy specimen consisting of five bottles labeled right colon, transverse colon, left, sigmoid, and rectum, each containing multiple tissue fragments.
However, if two lymph nodes are presented to you as a single specimen for intraoperative examination, that would support an 88333 plus an 88334 coding scenario. Again, your report documentation is critical to correct CPT coding and third-party payer audit support. 3 Coding and Billing 35 You can report frozen section code 88331 and touch preparation code 88334 together for the same specimen in some instances. For example, you might examine the primary lesion in a lumpectomy specimen via frozen section and then separately examine three margins using touch preparation technique.
Glucose, Papanicolaou test (Pap test)). a. Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) level I codes) must be used by physicians and laboratories CPT is a registered trademark of the American Medical Association. CPT copyright 2014 American Medical Association. All rights reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS restrictions apply to government use. Talbert Department of Pathology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 940 Stanton L. edu © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016 L.
Pathology Practice Management: A Case-Based Guide by Lewis A. Hassell, Michael L. Talbert, Jane Pine Wood