Laboratory

Laboratory Question for the Week of December 2, 2019

Laboratory Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

What are the code families for pap smear services?

Answer:

The following four code families are used for reporting Pap smear services:

  • Thin layer preparation, any system of reporting manual or automated screening (88142, 88143, 88174, 88175)
  • Primary screening by an automated system (88147, 88148)
  • Non-Bethesda reporting (88150–88153)
  • Bethesda System of reporting (88164–88167).


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