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G2 Compliance Corner: Our laboratory continues to be unclear on what the rules are for performing and billing complete blood counts (CBCs) when the physician orders “CBC.” Can you help?

by | Feb 23, 2015

Medicare considers an order for a CBC to mean an order for the test described by Current Procedural Code (CPT) 85027, which does not include a differential. If a physician wants a differential, the order must include a specific request for it like “CBC with differential.” In that case the laboratory would perform and bill […]

Medicare considers an order for a CBC to mean an order for the test described by Current Procedural Code (CPT) 85027, which does not include a differential. If a physician wants a differential, the order must include a specific request for it like “CBC with differential.” In that case the laboratory would perform and bill […]

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