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?
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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