Local Coverage Article Billing and Coding

Billing and Coding: MolDX: Oncotype DX® Colon Cancer

A54486

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Article Information

General Information

Article ID
A54486
Article Title
Billing and Coding: MolDX: Oncotype DX® Colon Cancer
Article Type
Billing and Coding
Original Effective Date
10/01/2015
Revision Effective Date
11/01/2019
Revision Ending Date
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Retirement Date
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Article Guidance

Article Text

The Oncotype DX&reg Colon Cancer Assay, developed to predict the recurrence risk for patients with Stage II colon cancer, has been assigned a unique identifier.

To bill an Oncotype DX Colon service, please provide the following claim information:

    • 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 claims
    • 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 UB04 claim form
    • Select the appropriate ICD-10-CM code

 



Coding Information

CPT/HCPCS Codes

Group 1

(1 Code)
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Group 1 Codes
CodeDescription
81525 ONCOLOGY (COLON), MRNA, GENE EXPRESSION PROFILING BY REAL-TIME RT-PCR OF 12 GENES (7 CONTENT AND 5 HOUSEKEEPING), UTILIZING FORMALIN-FIXED PARAFFIN-EMBEDDED TISSUE, ALGORITHM REPORTED AS A RECURRENCE SCORE

CPT/HCPCS Modifiers

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ICD-10-CM Codes that Support Medical Necessity

Group 1

(13 Codes)
Group 1 Paragraph

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Group 1 Codes
CodeDescription
C18.0 Malignant neoplasm of cecum
C18.1 Malignant neoplasm of appendix
C18.2 Malignant neoplasm of ascending colon
C18.3 Malignant neoplasm of hepatic flexure
C18.4 Malignant neoplasm of transverse colon
C18.5 Malignant neoplasm of splenic flexure
C18.6 Malignant neoplasm of descending colon
C18.7 Malignant neoplasm of sigmoid colon
C18.8 Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of colon
C18.9 Malignant neoplasm of colon, unspecified
C19 Malignant neoplasm of rectosigmoid junction
C20 Malignant neoplasm of rectum
C21.1 Malignant neoplasm of anal canal

ICD-10-CM Codes that DO NOT Support Medical Necessity

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Additional ICD-10 Information

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Bill Type Codes

Contractors may specify Bill Types to help providers identify those Bill Types typically used to report this service. Absence of a Bill Type does not guarantee that the article does not apply to that Bill Type. Complete absence of all Bill Types indicates that coverage is not influenced by Bill Type and the article should be assumed to apply equally to all claims.

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Revenue Codes

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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Other Coding Information

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Revision History Information

Revision History DateRevision History NumberRevision History Explanation
11/01/2019 R2

As required by CR 10901 article is converted to a formal billing and coding type article. There is no change in coverage. Added Part A claim filing information. Article number A54485 for Jurisdiction F Part A (JFA) was retired on Enter effective date and combined into Jurisdiction F Part B (JFB) Article number A54486. JFA and JFB contract numbers will have the same final MCD Article number and remain an Active Article. Coverage will remain the same.

01/01/2016 R1 Article is revised to replace 81479 with 81525 effective 01/01/2016.

Associated Documents

Related Local Coverage Documents
LCDs
L36256 - MolDX: Molecular Diagnostic Tests (MDT)
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Public Versions
Updated On Effective Dates Status
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