|May 2005 · Vol. 17, No. 5
Insurer won’t pay for routine lab tests
RN, CPC, MA
The vaginal culture code 87070 is a complex test that requires the highest CLIA certificate level
Q When we bill for Pap tests (Q0091), vaginal cultures (87070), and stool guaiac (82270), insurance companies refuse to pay.
They tell me we can collect for obtaining the specimen, but I cannot find the correct CPT codes. How should I proceed?