Compliance Question of the Week

For the Week of August 3, 2020

Cardiology

Cardiology Question for the Week of August 3, 2020

Question:

If a temporary pacemaker (TPM) lead is inserted during a diagnostic heart cath, is it appropriate to charge for this lead placement if the patient does not leave the procedure room with it (the pacemaker lead)?

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Laboratory

Laboratory Question for the Week of August 3, 2020

Question:

What code would I report for professional interpretation in molecular pathology?

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Pharmacy

Pharmacy Question for the Week of August 3, 2020

Question:

What is presumptive drug analysis?

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Radiology

Radiology Question for the Week of August 3, 2020

Question:

For cervical carotid stenting, is there a code for ‘each additional vessel’?

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Respiratory

Respiratory Question for the Week of August 3, 2020

Question:

How do you bill for a split-night sleep study?

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General

General Question for the Week of August 3, 2020

Question:

We have a referring physician that insists on ordering a unilateral screening mammogram on the same script as a unilateral diagnostic mammogram. Can you please advise as to the correctness of this order?

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