Laboratory Question for the Week of February 19, 2024


Can we bill 80299 only once in 2024? Did the MUE change for code for this code?


It is acceptable to repeat code 80299 as many times as needed with varying fees based on the costs of the methods for analysis of different specimen types or drug-specific reagent cost. Note, however, that code 80299 has an MUE value of 3 per January 1, 2024, Medicare Outpatient Hospital Services MUE release.

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