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Billing and Coding: MolDX: Melanoma Risk Stratification Molecular Testing

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Article Title
Billing and Coding: MolDX: Melanoma Risk Stratification Molecular Testing
Article Type
Billing and Coding
Original Effective Date
12/06/2020
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08/08/2022
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Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, §1833(e) prohibits Medicare payment for any claim which lacks the necessary information to process the claim.

CMS Internet- Only Manual Pub. 100-04, Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Chapter 23, §10 Reporting ICD Diagnosis and Procedure Codes

CMS Internet-Only Manual, Pub. 100-04, Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Chapter 16, §50.5 Jurisdiction of Laboratory Claims, §60.1.2 Independent Laboratory Specimen Drawing, §60.2. Travel Allowance

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The information in this article contains billing, coding, or other guidelines that complement the Local Coverage Determination (LCD) for MolDX: Melanoma Risk Stratification Molecular Testing L37750 .

To report a molecular diagnostic service, please submit the following claim information:

  • Select the appropriate CPT® code
  • Enter 1 unit of service (UOS)
  • Enter the appropriate DEX Z-Code™ identifier adjacent to the CPT® code in the comment/narrative field for the following Part B claim field/types:
    • Loop 2400 or SV101-7 for the 5010A1 837P
    • Item 19 for paper claim
  • Enter the appropriate DEX Z-Code™ identifier adjacent to the CPT® code in the comment/narrative field for the following Part A claim field/types:
    • Line SV202-7 for 837I electronic claim
    • Block 80 for the UB04 claim form
  • Select the appropriate ICD-10-CM code

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81479 UNLISTED MOLECULAR PATHOLOGY PROCEDURE
81529 ONCOLOGY (CUTANEOUS MELANOMA), MRNA, GENE EXPRESSION PROFILING BY REAL-TIME RT-PCR OF 31 GENES (28 CONTENT AND 3 HOUSEKEEPING), UTILIZING FORMALIN-FIXED PARAFFIN-EMBEDDED TISSUE, ALGORITHM REPORTED AS RECURRENCE RISK, INCLUDING LIKELIHOOD OF SENTINEL LYMPH NODE METASTASIS
81599 UNLISTED MULTIANALYTE ASSAY WITH ALGORITHMIC ANALYSIS
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C43.0 Malignant melanoma of lip
C43.10 Malignant melanoma of unspecified eyelid, including canthus
C43.111 Malignant melanoma of right upper eyelid, including canthus
C43.112 Malignant melanoma of right lower eyelid, including canthus
C43.121 Malignant melanoma of left upper eyelid, including canthus
C43.122 Malignant melanoma of left lower eyelid, including canthus
C43.20 Malignant melanoma of unspecified ear and external auricular canal
C43.21 Malignant melanoma of right ear and external auricular canal
C43.22 Malignant melanoma of left ear and external auricular canal
C43.30 Malignant melanoma of unspecified part of face
C43.31 Malignant melanoma of nose
C43.39 Malignant melanoma of other parts of face
C43.4 Malignant melanoma of scalp and neck
C43.51 Malignant melanoma of anal skin
C43.52 Malignant melanoma of skin of breast
C43.59 Malignant melanoma of other part of trunk
C43.60 Malignant melanoma of unspecified upper limb, including shoulder
C43.61 Malignant melanoma of right upper limb, including shoulder
C43.62 Malignant melanoma of left upper limb, including shoulder
C43.70 Malignant melanoma of unspecified lower limb, including hip
C43.71 Malignant melanoma of right lower limb, including hip
C43.72 Malignant melanoma of left lower limb, including hip
C43.8 Malignant melanoma of overlapping sites of skin
C43.9 Malignant melanoma of skin, unspecified
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Contractors may specify Revenue Codes to help providers identify those Revenue Codes typically used to report this service. In most instances Revenue Codes are purely advisory. Unless specified in the article, services reported under other Revenue Codes are equally subject to this coverage determination. Complete absence of all Revenue Codes indicates that coverage is not influenced by Revenue Code and the article should be assumed to apply equally to all Revenue Codes.

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Revision History Information

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08/08/2022 R3

Updated to indicate this article is an LCD Reference Article.

08/08/2022 R2

Under CMS National Coverage Policy added CMS Internet-Only Manual, Pub. 100-04, Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Chapter 16, §50.5 Jurisdiction of Laboratory Claims, §60.1.2 Independent Laboratory Specimen Drawing, §60.2. Travel Allowance. Under CPT/HCPCS Codes Group1: Codes added 81479. Under Article Text, removed the verbiage, “Covered tests” and the corresponding verbiage. This revision is effective on 08/08/2022.

01/01/2021 R1

Under Article Text: Revised the first bullet to read, “Select the appropriate CPT® code”. This revision is retroactive effective for dates of service on or after 1/1/2021.

Under CPT/HCPCS Codes Group 1: Deleted Code 81599 and added Code 81529.

This revision is due to the Q1 2021 CPT/HCPCS Code Update and is retroactive effective for dates of service on or after 1/1/2021.

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Medicare BPM Ch 15.50.2 SAD Determinations
Medicare BPM Ch 15.50.2
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