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tlovita1@aol.com

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lab codes for dermatology
« on: January 13, 2011, 01:43:40 PM »
Hi,
Can my doctor which is a dermatologist bill for lab codes 87070-culture, 87075-culture, 87101 -fungus culture and 99000 handling of specimen, he sends takes the test and sends it out to a lab?

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Re: lab codes for dermatology
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2011, 08:49:07 AM »
If he is performing the service he can bill.  Not all insurances may reimburse him for them.  He may need to have a CLIA waiver on file, or be set up in the insurance carriers system to be reimbursed for those codes.  As long as the services are within his scope of practice.

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Re: lab codes for dermatology
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2011, 05:01:20 PM »
is there a website that has an example of a clia waiver that you may know of?
Thank you :)

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Re: lab codes for dermatology
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2011, 01:58:06 PM »
Thank you!