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Billing => Facility Billing => Topic started by: billingmom on April 22, 2012, 03:27:48 PM

Title: Urinalysis Test performed but sent out to a lab for an OUT PATIENT Facility
Post by: billingmom on April 22, 2012, 03:27:48 PM
Hi,  I need to know how to bill for a urine test that test for 12 illegal drugs.  However, the outpatient facility performs the test and send it out to a lab.   What CPT do i use and or Rev codes as well?    I'm not even sure if they can  bill the insurance company for it.  If anyone knows the answers to these questions please respond asap....   
Title: Re: Urinalysis Test performed but sent out to a lab for an OUT PATIENT Facility
Post by: Michele on April 24, 2012, 06:40:56 AM
Are they doing a urine dip?  We have providers that dip for 12 drugs, but it is read instantly when the dip is done.  If they are sending it out to a lab it can't be the urine dip.
Title: Re: Urinalysis Test performed but sent out to a lab for an OUT PATIENT Facility
Post by: billingmom on April 26, 2012, 06:09:11 PM
they collect the urine and send it out to a lab
Title: Re: Urinalysis Test performed but sent out to a lab for an OUT PATIENT Facility
Post by: Michele on April 27, 2012, 08:49:54 PM
If they are simply collecting the urine and sending it out then you should only be billing for the specimen handling and collection not the urine test for the drugs.