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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) [...]

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