Certificate for Provider - Performed Microscopy Procedures

by  Christine Woolstenhulme, QCC, QMCS, CPC, CMRS
January 29th, 2016

Effective January 19, 1993, a laboratory that holds a certificate for provider-performed microscopy procedures may perform only those tests specified as provider-performed microscopy procedures and waived tests, as described below, and no others.
 HCPCS Code                     Test
Q0111 
Wet mounts, including preparations of vaginal, cervical or skin
specimens
Q0112 
All potassium hydroxide (KOH)
preparations
Q0113 Pinworm examinations
Q0114 Fern test
Q0115
Post-coital direct, qualitative examinations of vaginal or cervical
mucous
81015 Urinalysis; microscopic only
81000
Urinalysis, by dipstick or tablet reagent for bilirubin, glucose,
hemoglobin, ketones, leukocytes, nitrite, pH, protein, specific gravity,
urobilinogen, any number of these constituents; non-automated, with
microscopy
81001
Urinalysis, by dipstick or tablet reagent for bilirubin, glucose,
hemoglobin, ketones, leukocytes, nitrite, pH, protein, specific gravity,
urobilinogen, any number of these constituents; automated, with
microscopy (NOTE: May only be used when the lab is us
ing anautomated dipstick urinalysis instrument approved as waived.)
81020 Urinalysis; two or three glass test
89055 Fecal leukocyte examination
89190 Nasal smears for eosinophils
G0027

Semen analysis; presence and/or motility of sperm excluding Huhner

            
Pub-100-04 Ch 16- Laboratory Services as of May 25, 2015

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