Pathology/Lab Coding Alert

Medicare Payment: G0461, G0462 Capture Qualitative IHC

- Published on Fri, Feb 07, 2014
Distinguish rules for 88342, +88343. The CPT® 2014 promise of billing immunohistochemistry (IHC) stains per block was too good to be true — at least for Medicare. Instead of accepting revised and new CPT® 2014 codes 88342 (Immunohistochemistry or immunocytochemistry, each separately identifiable antibody per block, cytologic preparation, or hematologic smear; first separately identifiable antibody per slide) and +88343 (…each [...]

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