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Ask a Rev Cycle Expert: CPT® 0097U Replacement Option?


Our clinical lab was billing for 0097U code which was deleted on 3/31/2022. Do you have any suggestions on replacement codes?


According to the MolDX site, Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 87999 Unlisted microbiology procedure should be used to report the panel. Other panels for testing gastrointestinal (GI) panels only go up to 25 targets, the unlisted code would be appropriate.

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