CodeMap® Compliance Briefing: 7/27/2007
Peripheral blood smear interpretations are one of those services paid by Medicare under a set of unique rules. To make matters worse, language in the Medicare Claims Processing Manual does not agree with transmittals defining who can bill for peripheral blood smear interpretations using CPT code 85060 . Today we will try to explain the current Medicare payment rules that apply to this procedure. As always, please let us know of your concerns and questions.
Gregory Root, Esq.
Billing Medicare for Peripheral Blood Smear Interpretations
by: Charles B. Root, Ph.D.
Peripheral Blood Smear Interpretations
CPT code 85060, Blood smear, peripheral, interpretation by physician with writte....
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