Question:

What amount will be paid this year for the new Pap smear codes 88174 and 88175?

Answer:

For 2016, the national minimum payment amount is $14.39 ($14.38 times the 0.10 percent update) for the following codes: 88142–88154, 88164–88167, G0123, G0143, G0144, G0145, G0147, G0148, and P3000. The following new codes also will receive the national minimum payment amount:

88174 Cytopathology, cervical or vaginal (any reporting system), collected in preservative fluid, automated thin layer preparation; screening by automated system, under physician supervision

88175 with screening by automated system and manual rescreening or review, under physician supervision

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