College of American Pathologists
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Updated December 17, 2013

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  • Introduction
  • What Services Constitute the Professional Component of Clinical Pathology?
  • What is the Basis for Payment Denial by Some Private Insurance Companies?
  • Is There Coding Guidance for Professional Component Billing?
  • What has been the Outcome of Litigation over Professional Component Billing?
  • Lessons Learned from Professional Component Litigation


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