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coding obtaining skin culture
« on: January 06, 2015, 07:01:20 AM »
 ;I bill for a healthclinic in upstate NY and have a NP billing obtaining a skin culture i found the code 88233 but does any one know if Medicare will pay for this or am i totally wrong about the code...


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Re: coding obtaining skin culture
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2015, 08:56:48 PM »
I believe 88233 is covered by Medicare but there is no way for anyone to know if the code is correct without more info.  The NP should be providing the code for you or you should have access to the patient's chart in order to determine the appropriate code.
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