• How do Medically Unlikely Edits (MUE) impact lab tests for dry eye disease?


    Question: How do Medically Unlikely Edits (MUE) impact lab tests for dry eye disease?

    Answer: CPT code 86516 Immunoassay for analyte, other than infectious agent antibody or infectious agent antigen; qualitative or semiquantitative, multiple-step method, has an MUE of 4 indicating up to 4 lids are billable during the encounter. CPT code 83861 Microfluidic analysis utilizing an integrated collection and analysis device has an MUE of 2 indicating one or both eyes.