SUPERSEDED LCD Reference Article Billing and Coding Article

Billing and Coding: Lab: Special Histochemical Stains and Immunohistochemical Stains

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Article ID
A57611
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Article Title
Billing and Coding: Lab: Special Histochemical Stains and Immunohistochemical Stains
Article Type
Billing and Coding
Original Effective Date
12/01/2019
Revision Effective Date
01/01/2021
Revision Ending Date
12/31/2023
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CMS National Coverage Policy

Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, §1833(e), prohibits Medicare payment for any claim lacking the necessary documentation to process the claim.

CMS Internet-Only Manual, Pub. 100-04, Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Chapter 16, §50.5 Jurisdiction of Laboratory Claims, §60.1.2 Independent Laboratory Specimen Drawing, §60.2. Travel Allowance

CMS Internet-Only Manual, Pub. 100-04, Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Chapter 23, §10 Reporting ICD Diagnosis and Procedure Codes

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The information in this article contains billing, coding or other guidelines that complement the Local Coverage Determination (LCD) for Lab: Special Histochemical Stains and Immunohistochemical Stains L36351.

To report special histochemical stains and/or immunohistochemical stains services, please submit the following claim information:

  • Select the appropriate CPT® code
  • Enter 1 unit of service (UOS)

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88312 SPECIAL STAIN INCLUDING INTERPRETATION AND REPORT; GROUP I FOR MICROORGANISMS (EG, ACID FAST, METHENAMINE SILVER)
88313 SPECIAL STAIN INCLUDING INTERPRETATION AND REPORT; GROUP II, ALL OTHER (EG, IRON, TRICHROME), EXCEPT STAIN FOR MICROORGANISMS, STAINS FOR ENZYME CONSTITUENTS, OR IMMUNOCYTOCHEMISTRY AND IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY
88341 IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY OR IMMUNOCYTOCHEMISTRY, PER SPECIMEN; EACH ADDITIONAL SINGLE ANTIBODY STAIN PROCEDURE (LIST SEPARATELY IN ADDITION TO CODE FOR PRIMARY PROCEDURE)
88342 IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY OR IMMUNOCYTOCHEMISTRY, PER SPECIMEN; INITIAL SINGLE ANTIBODY STAIN PROCEDURE
88344 IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY OR IMMUNOCYTOCHEMISTRY, PER SPECIMEN; EACH MULTIPLEX ANTIBODY STAIN PROCEDURE
88360 MORPHOMETRIC ANALYSIS, TUMOR IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY (EG, HER-2/NEU, ESTROGEN RECEPTOR/PROGESTERONE RECEPTOR), QUANTITATIVE OR SEMIQUANTITATIVE, PER SPECIMEN, EACH SINGLE ANTIBODY STAIN PROCEDURE; MANUAL
88361 MORPHOMETRIC ANALYSIS, TUMOR IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY (EG, HER-2/NEU, ESTROGEN RECEPTOR/PROGESTERONE RECEPTOR), QUANTITATIVE OR SEMIQUANTITATIVE, PER SPECIMEN, EACH SINGLE ANTIBODY STAIN PROCEDURE; USING COMPUTER-ASSISTED TECHNOLOGY
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Contractors may specify Bill Types to help providers identify those Bill Types typically used to report this service. Absence of a Bill Type does not guarantee that the article does not apply to that Bill Type. Complete absence of all Bill Types indicates that coverage is not influenced by Bill Type and the article should be assumed to apply equally to all claims.

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Contractors may specify Revenue Codes to help providers identify those Revenue Codes typically used to report this service. In most instances Revenue Codes are purely advisory. Unless specified in the article, services reported under other Revenue Codes are equally subject to this coverage determination. Complete absence of all Revenue Codes indicates that coverage is not influenced by Revenue Code and the article should be assumed to apply equally to all Revenue Codes.

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Revision History Information

Revision History Date Revision History Number Revision History Explanation
01/01/2021 R3

Updated to indicate this article is an LCD reference Article.

01/01/2021 R2

Under CPT/HCPCS Codes Group 1:

Descriptor Changes: 88341, 88342, 88344, 88360, 88361

This revision is due to the Q1 2021 CPT/HCPCS Code Update and is effective for dates of service on or after 01/01/2021.

12/01/2019 R1

12/01/2019: This article is being revised in order to adhere to CMS requirements per chapter 13, section 13.5.1 of the Program Integrity Manual, to remove all coding from LCDs and incorporate into related Billing and Coding Articles. Regulations regarding billing and coding were removed from the CMS National Coverage Policy section of the related Lab: Special Histochemical Stains and Immunohistochemical Stains L36351 LCD and placed in this article.

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Associated Documents

Medicare BPM Ch 15.50.2 SAD Determinations
Medicare BPM Ch 15.50.2
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