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2021 Coding Essentials for Laboratories

Product Code: DHZMEDPCEL21

Quick Overview

Whether it’s pinpointing the correct CPT®/HCPCS code for a pathology service, or avoiding noncompliant billing practices, you won’t find an easier to use, or more complete, resource anywhere else!
ISBN 978-1-63151-260-5
Publication Date Jan 18, 2021

Price: $197.00

2021 Coding Essentials for Laboratories

2021 Coding Essentials for Laboratories

Clinical laboratory and pathology coding expertise at your fingertips

It’s never been more important to achieve correct coding and billing for laboratory and pathology services. With advanced technologies of molecular pathology, cytogenetics, and molecular pathology, along with a continual focus on drug abuse testing, staff members in the healthcare industry are encountering problems on how to interpret and apply the coding guidelines and correct procedure codes for these changing areas.

Fortunately, you can rely on 2021 Coding Essentials for Laboratories to bring you the clear explanations and instructions along with tips and guidance from our highly respected laboratory and pathology coding experts.

This resource will bring clarity to these ever-changing areas along with coding and billing guidance on other lab services such as chemistry testing, microbiology, hematology, histology, preventive lab testing, next-generation sequencing, and many more.

Features and Benefits 

  • Step-by-step guidance through coding and billing for laboratory and pathology services, including:
    • Drug testing
    • Therapeutic drug assays
    • Molecular pathology
    • Chemistry
    • Microbiology
    • Preventive services
    • Hematology
    • Blood banking
    • Transfusion medicine
    • Cytogenetics
    • Histology
    • And more!

  • Each section includes:
    • Explanations of services and the intent of each
    • CPT®/HCPCS codes and descriptions
    • Sample chargemasters
    • Coding and billing tips
    • Visual flow charts

  • Updated with the latest codes and guidelines for laboratory services

  • Coding flowcharts for at-a-glance guidance with selecting the correct CPT codes, along with examples of CPT codes that illustrate the issue.

  • Medicare payment information, including quickreference tables with RVU and APC rates

  • Special help with common areas of confusion and noncompliance, such as:
    • Coding for diagnostic vs. preventive Pap smears
      Billing under a device code or as a labdeveloped test
      Code changes and coverage limitations for clinical drug testing
      Coding for molecular pathology


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