CodeMap Compliance Briefing 4/18/03: Reimbursement for Pathology Services I
Editor's Welcome: Several readers have requested a review of Medicare reimbursement rules and policies for pathology services. This and the following briefing will summarize the Medicare payment systems that determine reimbursement as well as some of the unique billing and coding rules that apply to cytology and anatomic pathology procedures. We will start with payment systems and then use examples of how the system works for various sites of service and specimen sources.
As always, please forward any questions, concerns, or ideas for future CodeMap Compliance Briefings.
Charles B. Root, Ph.D
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