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CPT Article Index by Topic
Date-only listings reference “Your CPT Questions” column in CAP TODAY

Updated July 24, 2005

Cytology
Topic Article(s)
88106/88107/88108 August 2000; August 2004
88160 “any other source” October 1999; December 1999; February 2001; October 2002
Concentration techniques (88108) February 2002; February 2004
Flow Cytometry February 2005
FNA Cracking the code: advice for CPT dilemmas; October 1999; October 2000; February 2002; June 2002; February 2004; February 2005; April 2005
Molecular cytogenetics March 2002
Pap smears  New use for CPT 80500;
Q&A - Pap smear;
New screening codes for Pap smears;
HCFA scuttles site-of-service Pap smear plan;
Pap test codes and QA;
AutoCyte Prep approved;
Code clarification;
August 1999; June 2000; December 2001; February 2002; August 2002; April 2004; October 2004
 
Surgical Pathology
Topic Article(s)
Bone marrow procedures/specimens October 1999; April 2002; April 2003
Breast specimens Codes clarified for breast excision; June 2003
Colectomy December 2004
Complex specimens and radical procedures Cracking the code: advice for CPT dilemmas
Consultations (88321 - 88325) Cracking the code: advice for CPT dilemmas; April 2001; October 2001; December 2002
Electron microscopy June 2002
Frozen section April 2003
Human papillomavirus October 2003
Hysterectomy October 2003
Immunohistochemistry April 2004; June 2004
LEEPs—multiple part Cracking the code: advice for CPT dilemmas
Lobectomy December 2003
Lymph nodes Lymph node dissection;
Cracking the code: advice for CPT dilemmas;
February 2001; August 2001
Modifiers Cracking the code: advice for CPT dilemmas; February 2000; October 2000; June 2002
Prostate cancer screening Prostate cancer screening claims and codes
Sinus mucosal strippings October 2001
Skin April 2000
Stains—special and immunohistochemical Cracking the code: advice for CPT dilemmas; April 2000; June 2000; December 2000; October 2002; August 2004
Thyroid June 2004
Tissue in situ hybridization June 2000; April 2002; October 2003
Tonsils and adenoids February 2000
Twin placentas Cracking the code: advice for CPT dilemmas
“Upcoding” Cracking the code: advice for CPT dilemmas
Uterus, tubes and ovaries Cracking the code: advice for CPT dilemmas
Vas Deferens and Fallopian Tubes February 2003
 
Clinical Pathology
Topic Article(s)
Bacterial cultures June 2001; August 2001
Consultations (80500-80502) April 2005
Drug screening August 2000
Influenza A & B April 2001
Molecular diagnostics December 2001; December 2004
Protein June 2001
Troponin Troponin billing issues
Tzanck smear October 2002
 
Other services
Topic Article(s)
99000 December 2000
Archived specimens October 2004
Apheresis Autologous,apheresis services: coding for payment;
December 2002
CPT Category III Codes February 2003
Modifier –59 August 2004
Services performed outside the U.S. August 2002
Unsatisfactory specimens December 2003
X-ray of surgical specimen June 2003
 
 
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