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American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

The Lab Maze: Navigating Basic Laboratory/Pathology Coding

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Overview / Abstract:

Laboratory and pathology services can be challenging to navigate the maze of codes throughout each of the sections. Should I code the panel or the individual test? Is it qualitative or quantitative? Now with the major 2013 changes to the molecular pathology section; this maze can make you feel as if there is no way out. This presentation will help you navigate through the difference sections and assist you with information needed to help you properly code.

You Will Learn:
2013 Molecular Pathology changes and how they affect coding
What is the difference between qualitative and quantitative
Individual Test or Panel
Appropriate use of Modifiers


Sep 03, 2020


Informatics / Coding / Billing CE





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Melissa has 20 years of experience in the health care industry. Her passion for researching complex coding queries and difficult reimbursement issues across diverse specialties makes her a valued resource for students and business partners. Melissa's areas of expertise also include fee analysis, budgeting, and Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS). In addition to coding related topics, Melissa enjoys presenting on teamwork and communication skills. Toastmasters International has awarded her its highest honor, Distinguished Toastmaster. Her communication skills make her a sought-after speaker at seminars and conventions. Melissa served as co-director for the annual “Coding on the River” convention in Jacksonville, Florida for several years and served on the AAPCCA Board of Directors from 2009-2012. She enjoys helping others earn their coding credentials and watching them flourish in their chosen professions.

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American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

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