Laboratory

Laboratory Question for the Week of February 3, 2020

Laboratory Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

When would I report 81099?

Answer:

Use code 81099 for unlisted urinalysis procedures. This code is not reimbursable without a “special report” and should be used only rarely. Try to find acceptable method codes for items you currently bill for using 81099.


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