14 Days Until ICD-10 Updates Go Into Effect | Order Today
AAPC Coder Complete
AAPC Coder Complete provides all the coding and reimbursement tools needed for inpatient coders, outpatient coders and CDI experts. Quickly view the OPPS fee schedules for freestanding ASCs and hospital based outpatient services in one place. For each CPT® code, you can identify the applicable modifiers, status indicators and payment indicators. For procedures that require devices, you can view if there is a credit adjustment policy for the device. Avoid bundling and determine proper modifier use by using the Medicare OPPS CCI checker for up to 25 codes at one time. The cross-reference tools allow you to forward and backward map CPT® to ICD-9-CM Volume 1 and 3, ICD-9-CM Volume 1 to ICD-10-CM and ICD-9-CM Volume 1 to the appropriate DRG options. Easily identity the DRG options, including CC and MCC, for each ICD-9-CM Volume 1 code.

To get access to this feature.
APC look up provides necessary detail on one page including long descriptor, payment and coverage info and more.

To get access to this feature.
CPT Assistant
CPT® Assistant is the official word from the AMA on proper CPT® code usage. AAPC Coder's Code Connect add-on allows you to search all CPT® Assistant articles from 1990 to present by CPT® code to narrow the options to only related articles for quick coding guidance.

To get access to this feature.
This add-on is available with
Coding Clinic
The HCPCS Coding Clinic delivers the official guidance published quarterly by the American Hospital Association (AHA) Central Office on correct HCPCS level II code usage. Each issue offers consistent and accurate advice for the proper use of HCPCS and includes information on HCPCS reporting for hospitals HCPCS Level 1 (CPT®) and Level II codes, the latest code assignments from emerging technologies, and real examples.

To get access to this feature.
This add-on is available with

CPT 82570, Under Chemistry Procedures

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 82570 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Chemistry Procedures.

Search across CPT® codesets. Look up medical codes using a keyword or a code. Available With a Subscription to AAPC Coder! Login to see advance features.

Request a Demo 14 Days Free Trial Buy Now
December 01, 2015
Determine coverage and be sure to maintain documentation. You may know it as adulteration, specimen validity, or specimen integrity testing; regardless of terminology, Medicare does not cover it, but ... [ Read More ]
June 11, 2010
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the latest tests approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as waived tests under the Clinical Laboratory Improvements ... [ Read More ]
August 28, 2009
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a number of new tests categorized as waived complexity under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA). CPT® codes for the... [ Read More ]
Hi all, Our clinic has recently started doing FIT tests. My question is, do we bill for the test when the patient is given the kit or wait until the patient brings it back? Sometimes the patient never... [ Read More ]
HELP! We are an independent lab, and we get samples from many offices in many different states. Should we be appending a modifier 90 to our labs that we bill for, but a different lab is actually doing... [ Read More ]
Hello everyone, I am new to laboratory coding and I wanted to know if anyone knows the CPT code(s) for a UTI test on a PCR machine? Thanks,... [ Read More ]
I'm looking for a coding class in pathology & laboratory in the Los Angeles, California area. Need to learn more about the tests, and how to code (CPT)... [ Read More ]
Can 81003 and 81015 be billed together for same patient and same date of service?... [ Read More ]
If anyone can provide me with some insight as to how to read/code this report I would greatly appreciate it. If I have a patient whose results are 100% for Donor is it appropriate to code: z9481? If... [ Read More ]
How do I bill for a blood draw where no blood was taken? The note states there was very poor venous access and could not get a good stick. The patient was sent home and scheduled to come back in a cou... [ Read More ]
I work for a dermatology and plastic surgery practice and we are getting a pathologist on staff next month. I have never done pathology coding and wondering if anyone has an idea of any good webinars ... [ Read More ]
Our office just recently began billing 80307. We have multiple locations from which urine samples are collected, but these samples are all sent to our main location for analysis, which is the location... [ Read More ]
Specimens submitted and grossed: Gastric body and antrum biopsy : The specimen is in 4 pieces, 2-4 mm (1 block) Esophageal stricture biopsy: The specimen is in one piece (1 block) Ascending colon po... [ Read More ]