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CPT 80307, Under Presumptive Drug Class Screening Procedures

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 80307 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Presumptive Drug Class Screening Procedures.

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November 02, 2018

Here is what you need to know about recent changes that will help you differentiate the two. The past few years have brought changes in CPT® and HCPCS Level II coding for presumptive toxicology sc... [ Read More ]

June 19, 2018

Presumptive drug testing services may be performed prior to definitive drug screen testing (80320-80377), when a provider wants to rule out illicit drug uses or to confirm the presence of a partic... [ Read More ]

May 11, 2018

If you’re reporting presumptive drug tests using codes 80305-80307, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reminds medical coders and billers that you can use G0340-G0383 for Medic... [ Read More ]

April 01, 2017

Awareness plays a role in recent and forthcoming code changes. Over the past four years, major changes have occurred in mental health coding and drug screen services. These originated partly due to... [ Read More ]

December 01, 2016

Updates to conscious sedation, telemedicine, laryngoplasty, and other codes will keep you on your toes. A single policy change has affected the valuation and application of nearly 450 codes in CPT... [ Read More ]

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What is the sceanrio for code these CPT together on same encounter at same date.
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PLEASE ADVISE ON HOW TO BILL BONE MARROW REPORTS FOR PATHOLOGY.

Can all of these CPT codes be billed if stated on the report?

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I have the following situation:

1) My Doctor personally did a shave biopsy on a patient and billed 11102.

2) My Doctor collected the specimen and prepa... [ Read More ]
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My doctor did the following:

1) Sent a patient to a lab for a blood test.

2) Received a blood test report from the lab.

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