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Coding => Coding => Topic started by: KathyG on June 13, 2012, 09:45:47 AM

Title: Coding for Genetic Testing...
Post by: KathyG on June 13, 2012, 09:45:47 AM
Could anyone offer any information regarding coding for a psychiatric practice which performs a saliva swab for genetic testing?  It appears there is a new code for this (81226?); however, CMS does not have any fee established for this code yet.  The pactice is located in NJ.
Title: Re: Coding for Genetic Testing...
Post by: Michele on June 17, 2012, 09:14:41 PM
I haven't done any billing for this.  I would use the new code, 81226, and just use the price set by the practice.  Each insurance will come up with their own RNC.

Title: Re: Coding for Genetic Testing...
Post by: KathyG on June 20, 2012, 05:14:59 PM
Thanks, Michele! :)