Billing for FNA Adequacy
I'm looking for some references that will allow my lab to bill Technical Charges for cytotechnologist performed adequacy assessments on FNA's. AMA and CAP are in disagreement with ASC regarding the use of the 88172 code.
Due to the advise of AMA's "CPT Advisor" software, most labs and hospitals are not billing for this service although it may be perfectly legal and reasonable to do so.
Are any of your facilities currently billing, successfully for this service when it is provide by the cytotechnologist, under the general supervision of a pathologist, for an adequacy assessment (not a diagnosis)?