Many pathology groups are missing out on potential revenue as a result of inefficient and ineffective processes. Most groups fail to evaluate their billing practices and results regularly which results in missed revenue opportunities.
Coding is challenging regardless of specialty and pathology is no different. Many groups fail to review coding or question why specific codes have been assigned. It’s not good enough to rely on what a hospital anatomic pathology lab technician or histotech or even a pathologists says is the “right coding” on any given AP case. Why? Two reasons: people make mistakes; compliance.