This policy describes how UnitedHealthcare reimburses non-patient laboratory services when submitted with Type of Bill (TOB) 014X for providers that are not reimbursed according to a fee schedule.
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Q: If TOB014Xis not reimbursable, can I submit the lab chargesfor a Non-Patient Laboratory Specimenunder TOB013X?
A: No,providers may only submit TOB 013X for outpatient hospital services, not non-patient laboratory services.
Q: Is it appropriate to use TOB 012X to bill laboratory services done as an outpatient?
A: No, laboratory services are not ancillary services and should not be billed under TOB012X.