Laboratory Question for the Week of March 11, 2024


How should urinalysis procedures not covered by codes 81000–81050 be reported according to the new CPT® parenthetical guidance for 2024?


Per new CPT parenthetical guidance for 2024, urinalysis procedures not specified by codes 81000–81050, may either be reported with the unlisted urinalysis code 81099 or with an analyte-specific code in the Chemistry section of the CPT® Manual, as appropriate.

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