Pathology Billing

CPT codes for pathology most commonly used by dermatologists range from 88300 - 88332. The most frequently used codes include the following:

The Modifiers:

TC: Technical Component

This refers to the pathology service that involves the preparation of the slide.

-26: Professional Component

This refers to the reading of the slide by the dermatologist or dermatopathologist.

Global Billing

This refers to the all-encompassing billing of both the technical and professional components, which is not indicated by a modifier.