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Update to our lab policy for in-office surgical pathology

 

Starting June 1, 2020, we are adding procedure codes 88341 and 88344 to our existing in-office surgical pathology lab policy. The current policy already allows these in-office surgical pathology procedure codes: 88300-88314 and 88342.

 

When can you use these codes? 
You can only use these codes if you are Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certified. You must also have one of the following accreditations:

  • College of American Pathologists (CAP)
  • The Joint Commission (TJC)
  • American Osteopathic Association/Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP)

We allow reimbursement of these services performed in the office if providers submit documentation of their CLIA certification. Or if they’re listed as a specialty allowed per our published policy. 

 

These procedure code changes do not change the requirement to follow our in-office testing requirements and use participating labs where appropriate.