Compliance Question of the Week – Question of the Week

Laboratory Question for the Week of June 10, 2024

When applying an “antibody cocktail” which contains two or more separately interpretable antibodies, providers should refer to the NCCI policy narrative to determine billable units of service. According to the NCCI, how is the unit of service for immunohistochemistry defined and what are the guidelines for reporting multiplex antibody immunohistochemical staining procedures and antibody cocktails?

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Respiratory Question for the Week of May 27, 2024

From a billing perspective, under what circumstances may code +98981 be reported in conjunction with code 98980? What specific requirements regarding the duration and type of communication must be met, and what documentation practices are necessary to support these charges?

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