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LESSON 4

PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

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1. WHAT TYPE OF SERVICES ARE LISTED WITHIN THE EVOCATION/SUPPRESSION SUBSECTION OF THE PATH/LAB CPT SECTION. Drug test only
2. DEFINE CULTURE/SENSITIVITY. Is the name given to culture for identification of organisms, as well as the identification of sensitivities of the organism to antibiotics.
3. HOW CAN A SAMPLE OF TISSUE BE FURTHER DIVIDED FOR STUDYING PURPOSES? Block, section.
4. WITHIN THE PATHOLOGY/LABORATORY SUBSECTION OF THE CPT CODING SYSTEM, WHAT NAME ARE DRUGS LISTED BY? By the generic name.
5. DEFINE CYTOPATHOLOGY. Is a subsection within Path/Lab that deals with the lab work performed to determine cellular changes.
6. WHAT SECTION OF THE CPT MANUAL, WOULD YOU LOCATE CODES TO REPORT VENIPUNCTURE AND ARTERIAL PUNCTURES? Surgery
8. DEFINE PANELS. Grouped laboratory work that represents those tests commonly performed together.
9. HOW MANY LEVELS ARE THERE OF SURGICAL PATHOLOGY? Six
10. DO POSTMORTEM CODES (8800-88099) REPRESENT PHYSICIAN SERVICES ONLY? Yes
11. EXPLAIN WHAT SERVICES ARE PROVIDED WITH CPT CODE 80500 AND 80502. Clinical pathology consultation limited without review or comprehensive with review.
12. ARE THERE DIFFERENT CODES TO REPORT FOR HELICOBACTER PYLORI (H.PYLORI) DEPENDING ON THE SOURCE OF THE SPECIMEN? Yes
13. DO A SURGICAL PATHOLOGY SPECIMEN THAT IS NOT LISTED IN THE PATHOLOGY CODE DESCRIPTIONS SHOULD BE ASSIGNED A CODE THAT MOST CLOSELY REFLECTS THE PHYSICIAN'S WORK INVOLVED COMPARED TO OTHER SPECIMENS ASSIGNED TO THAT CODE? Yes
14. FOR THERAPEUTIC DRUG ASSAY (80150-80299), WHAT TYPE OF TEST ARE PERFORMED (QUANTITATIVE OR QUALITATIVE)? Qualitative
15. WHAT MODIFIER IS USED FOR REPEAT LABORATORY TESTS PERFORMED ON THE SAME DAY? 91
16. ARE THERE SPECIFIC PATHOLOGY CONSULTATIONS CODES FOR PATHOLOGISTS? Yes
17. CAN YOU USE MODIFIER -52 WITH ORGAN OR DISEASE-ORIENTED PANEL CODES? No
18. WOULD A SERVICE THAT IS RARELY PROVIDED, UNUSUAL, VARIABLE, OR NEW WOULD ALWAYS REQUIRE A SPECIAL REPORT IN DETERMINING MEDICAL APPROPRIATENESS OF THE SERVICE? Yes
19. ARE SERVICES IN PATHOLOGY/LABORATORY PROVIDED BY A PHYSICIAN OR BY THE TECHNOLOGISTS UNDER RESPONSIBLE SUPERVISION OF A PHYSICIAN? By a technologist under responsible supervision from a physician.
Created by: Lizbeth Romo