But unknown to the doctors requesting the profile, DPS charged Medicare or Medicaid not only for the chemistry profile
, but also for each individual test that was part of the profile, the suit says.
When arterial or venous blood cannot be accessed, IO blood aspirate may serve as a reliable alternate source, especially for parameters such as hemoglobin, hematocrit, and most other analytes in a basic blood chemistry profile
We're encouraged by the pricing trends of the last year, even in light of this year's HCFA chemistry profile
changes, which have now been incorporated into our test ordering and claims filing processes," stated Mr.
The Nova 16 STAT Chemistry Analyzer is designed to provide quick laboratory results of a chemistry profile
consisting of glucose, blood urea nitrogen (BUN), creatinine, sodium, potassium, chloride, carbon dioxide, and hematocrit.
Implementation of the "G" temporary billing codes is optional until January 1998, when the existing automated chemistry profile
current procedural terminology codes 80002-80019, and G0058-G0060 will be deleted and new CPT codes will be issued.
Another Clinton proposal would expand the number of tests that must be included in an automated clinical chemistry profile
Figure 5 The frequency of commonly batched tests Daily frequency Three Once Twice times Other(*) Chemistry profile
19% 18% 33% 30% Electrolytes 12 12 28 48 CBC 18 8 30 43 Prothrombin time 20 14 24 42 Urinalysis 13 16 31 40 BUN 10 16 26 48 Type and screen 25 25 13 38 (*) Respondents who cited "other" most often specified "as needed/when we reach a minimum.
At issue in the case was whether NHL defrauded the Government by maneuvering doctors into automatically ordering two additional blood tests as part of the frequently requested SMAC chemistry profile
A small hospital lab fought big-city competition by offering its community a 25-test chemistry profile
with a cardiac risk panel.
For example, $18 was the highest inpatient charge for a 23-test chemistry profile
at either of the hospitals involved in the consolidation.
Except for the occasional chemistry profile
, reference testing is rare here," managing partner Edgar Elum, M.
The most common tests are CBC, blood chemistry profiles
and urinalysis for routine screening.
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1,2) Preresection qualitative cyst fluid chemistry profiles
have only been reported in 2 cases and were not quantified.
The scientists confirmed their finding by comparing the dissolved gas chemistry of water samples to the gas chemistry profiles
of shale-gas wells in the region, using data from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.