[Histonet] Medical necessity question

Trish Hicks THicks at gulfcoastdermpath.com
Wed Jul 15 12:42:12 CDT 2015

We are under the impression that we will be required to start putting a "reason" that a stain or IHC stain was performed in the microscopic description, or somewhere, for CMS to consider paying for an additional stain.  It is a requirement that is upcoming and we want to be proactive.  How is everyone else handling this or is what already appears in the microscopic description or diagnosis sufficient?

Thank You,

Trish Hicks
Laboratory Supervisor
Gulf Coast Dermatopathology Laboratory, Inc.
Ph: 813-882-4206
Fax: 813-886-0589
Toll Free: 877-654-7721
thicks at gulfcoastdermpath.com
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