What is procedure code 88313?
88313. SPECIAL STAIN INCLUDING INTERPRETATION AND REPORT; GROUP II, ALL OTHER (EG, IRON, TRICHROME), EXCEPT STAIN FOR MICROORGANISMS, STAINS FOR ENZYME CONSTITUENTS, OR IMMUNOCYTOCHEMISTRY AND IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY.
What is the CPT code for PAS stain?
Updated Test Information:
|Test Description||Alcian Blue/PAS Stain||Copy this information to the clipboard|
|Testing Schedule||Monday–Saturday||Copy this information to the clipboard|
|Retention||Blocks: 10 years Slides: 10 years||Copy this information to the clipboard|
|CPT Code(s)||88313||Copy this information to the clipboard|
How do you code surgical pathology?
CPT code 88300 (Level I –surgical pathology, gross examination only) shall not be reported with any of the previously listed CPT codes for examination of the same specimen.
What is a tissue exam by pathologist?
A pathology report is a written medical record of a tissue diagnosis. A tissue diagnosis is the diagnosis made when a piece of tissue is examined by a pathologist, a doctor who is trained to examine tissue. He or she interprets the findings in tissue and makes a diagnosis.
What is special stain Group 2?
Code 88313 or Group II would be assigned when used to highlight substances such as glycogen, collagen, mucin, iron, reticulin, copper and zinc in tissue specimens, but it doesn’t cover enzymes which is code 88319, and it’s not to be confused with immunoperoxidase (88342) or immunofluorescence (88346-88350).
What are the Group I stains?
Per CPT, code 88312 or Group I is assigned to a special stain when looking for microorganisms. The term microorganism in this context is unrestricted by class of organism (e.g., bacteria, fungi, parasites, protozoa).
What are the special stains in histopathology?
- Massons Trichrome. The trichrome stain helps to highlight the supporting collagenous stroma in sections from a variety of organs.
- Verhoff’s Elastic Stain.
- Reticulin Stain.
- Giemsa Stain.
What are the CPT codes for pathology?
CPT Revised Codes:
|Molecular Pathology||81210, 81275, 81355, 81401, 81402, 81403, 81404, 81405, 81406|
How many units can you bill for 88305?
A maximum of eight (8) units of 88305 shall be considered for reimbursement for all other diagnoses not listed above for the same patient on the same date of service.