CMS has announced a series of changes to the 2013 Physician Fee Schedule impacting pathologists on January 1. The Technical Component (TC) of surgical pathology code 88305 will be lowered by 52%, while the professional component will be increased by 2%. As a result of this revaluation the global payment for 88305 will decrease by 33%.
88305 Global - 33% Reduction
88305 PC - 2% Increase
88305 TC - 52% Reduction
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