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Laboratory

For the Week of August 18, 2014

Question:

If lab tests are performed during outpatient surgery, should they be billed on the 131 type of bill (TOB) or the 141 TOB?

Answer:

TOB 131 should be billed for laboratory testing performed in the diagnostic and therapeutic outpatient departments, outpatient surgery, emergency department, observation status (which is an outpatient encounter for an extended time that may cross over the midnight hour) as well as outpatient laboratory testing.

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