G2 Compliance Corner

In last month’s issue, we addressed changes to the CPT codes used to bill for immunohistochemistry stains. A reader pointed out an error in the article in one of the scenarios presented to illustrate … [Read more...]

G2 Compliance Corner

Pennsylvania recently passed a law prohibiting leasing or renting space in a physician office or placing phlebotomists in an office. Can a lab lease or rent space from a physician in other states … [Read more...]

Compliance Corner

How often should a laboratory conduct compliance audits of its billing and coding? The answer depends on many factors and will vary from provider to provider. The frequency of audits and reviews of … [Read more...]

Compliance Corner

Can a lab add diagnosis codes to a claim in addition to those provided by the ordering physician, based on the results of the test? The answer to this depends on the tests involved and who is … [Read more...]

Compliance Corner

We are seeing more cases where an organ panel is ordered in the morning that contains an abnormal result. After treatment, the panel is followed up by an order later the same day for only the abnormal … [Read more...]

Compliance Corner

My pathologists believe that the tests listed on the Medicare Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule that also allow for a professional component (PC) to be billed in certain circumstances can be billed … [Read more...]

G2 Compliance Corner

Should we charge for an unsatisfactory Pap smear since we had to do the test to determine it was unsatisfactory? If we do charge, would we get paid? This is a frequently asked question in one form or … [Read more...]

Compliance Corner

Do you have a question about laboratory billing and coding or other compliance concerns? Send your question in and it may be addressed in a future Compliance Corner. Please send questions to … [Read more...]


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