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Donor Screening


I am emailing on behalf of CCRM/Member is Steve Gerson (12077). Is there a specific CPT code used for Donor Physical Exams or would a practice just bill using the appropriate E&M Code? We know the FDA requires a significant screening but cannot find any details on the code to bill for this if and when insurance is involved.

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