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Billing and Coding: MolDX: Molecular Biomarkers for Risk Stratification of Indeterminate Pulmonary Nodules Following Bronchoscopy

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Billing and Coding: MolDX: Molecular Biomarkers for Risk Stratification of Indeterminate Pulmonary Nodules Following Bronchoscopy
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The information in this article contains billing, coding or other guidelines that complement the Local Coverage Determination (LCD) for MolDX: Molecular Biomarkers for Risk Stratification of Indeterminate Pulmonary Nodules Following Bronchoscopy DL39711.

Please submit the following claim information:

  • Select CPT® code 81479
  • Only 1 test may be billed per patient
  • 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
    • Box 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
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R91.1 Solitary pulmonary nodule
R91.8 Other nonspecific abnormal finding of lung field
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Associated Documents

Medicare BPM Ch 15.50.2 SAD Determinations
Medicare BPM Ch 15.50.2
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