PATHOLOGY QUESTION

Can a 88333 pathology consult during surgery (touch prep) be billed with a 88329 (pathology consultation during surgery) with a 59 modifier on the 88333 (for the same specimen) or do they need to be separate specimens to use the 59 modifier?

Thanks,

Donna Gullikson, CPC, CIRCC
Lead Coder
MCBS, LLC
1125 Troupe St.
Augusta, GA 30904
706-667-7412 office
706-737-1314 fax
donnagullikson@mcbs.com

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