Is it possible to bill for the second independent ABO/Rh test required for computer crossmatch?
A blood banker asks if it is possible to bill for the second independent ABO/Rh test required in the April 2011 FDA Guidance document “Computer Crossmatch” (see link below).
Guidance for Industry: "Computer Crossmatch" (Computerized Analysis of the Compatibility between the Donor's Cell Type and the Recipient's Serum or Plasma Type)
Editor’s Note: This issue has been raised previously on the e-Network Forum in October 2009
Reimbursement for performing ABO confirmation testing on a second separately collected specimen
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