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Billing and Coding: MolDX: Phenotypic Biomarker Detection from Circulating Tumor Cells

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A58063
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Article Title
Billing and Coding: MolDX: Phenotypic Biomarker Detection from Circulating Tumor Cells
Article Type
Billing and Coding
Original Effective Date
07/25/2021
Revision Effective Date
04/27/2023
Revision Ending Date
11/15/2023
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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. 100-02, Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, Chapter 15, §80.1.2 A/B MAC (B) Contacts With Independent Clinical Laboratories


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

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The information in this article contains billing, coding or other guidelines that complement the Local Coverage Determination (LCD) for MolDX: Phenotypic Biomarker Detection from Circulating Tumor Cells L38584.

In accordance with the related LCD, the following tests are reasonable and necessary:

  • Biocept Target Selector HER2 Assay
  • Androgen Receptor Variant (AR-V7) Protein Test

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

  • Select CPT® code 81479
  • 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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ICD-10-CM Codes that Support Medical Necessity

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The following codes are covered in breast cancer

Group 1 Codes
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C50.011 Malignant neoplasm of nipple and areola, right female breast
C50.012 Malignant neoplasm of nipple and areola, left female breast
C50.021 Malignant neoplasm of nipple and areola, right male breast
C50.022 Malignant neoplasm of nipple and areola, left male breast
C50.029 Malignant neoplasm of nipple and areola, unspecified male breast
C50.111 Malignant neoplasm of central portion of right female breast
C50.112 Malignant neoplasm of central portion of left female breast
C50.119 Malignant neoplasm of central portion of unspecified female breast
C50.121 Malignant neoplasm of central portion of right male breast
C50.122 Malignant neoplasm of central portion of left male breast
C50.129 Malignant neoplasm of central portion of unspecified male breast
C50.211 Malignant neoplasm of upper-inner quadrant of right female breast
C50.212 Malignant neoplasm of upper-inner quadrant of left female breast
C50.219 Malignant neoplasm of upper-inner quadrant of unspecified female breast
C50.221 Malignant neoplasm of upper-inner quadrant of right male breast
C50.222 Malignant neoplasm of upper-inner quadrant of left male breast
C50.229 Malignant neoplasm of upper-inner quadrant of unspecified male breast
C50.311 Malignant neoplasm of lower-inner quadrant of right female breast
C50.312 Malignant neoplasm of lower-inner quadrant of left female breast
C50.319 Malignant neoplasm of lower-inner quadrant of unspecified female breast
C50.321 Malignant neoplasm of lower-inner quadrant of right male breast
C50.322 Malignant neoplasm of lower-inner quadrant of left male breast
C50.329 Malignant neoplasm of lower-inner quadrant of unspecified male breast
C50.411 Malignant neoplasm of upper-outer quadrant of right female breast
C50.412 Malignant neoplasm of upper-outer quadrant of left female breast
C50.419 Malignant neoplasm of upper-outer quadrant of unspecified female breast
C50.421 Malignant neoplasm of upper-outer quadrant of right male breast
C50.422 Malignant neoplasm of upper-outer quadrant of left male breast
C50.429 Malignant neoplasm of upper-outer quadrant of unspecified male breast
C50.511 Malignant neoplasm of lower-outer quadrant of right female breast
C50.512 Malignant neoplasm of lower-outer quadrant of left female breast
C50.519 Malignant neoplasm of lower-outer quadrant of unspecified female breast
C50.521 Malignant neoplasm of lower-outer quadrant of right male breast
C50.522 Malignant neoplasm of lower-outer quadrant of left male breast
C50.529 Malignant neoplasm of lower-outer quadrant of unspecified male breast
C50.611 Malignant neoplasm of axillary tail of right female breast
C50.612 Malignant neoplasm of axillary tail of left female breast
C50.619 Malignant neoplasm of axillary tail of unspecified female breast
C50.621 Malignant neoplasm of axillary tail of right male breast
C50.622 Malignant neoplasm of axillary tail of left male breast
C50.629 Malignant neoplasm of axillary tail of unspecified male breast
C50.811 Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of right female breast
C50.812 Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of left female breast
C50.819 Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of unspecified female breast
C50.821 Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of right male breast
C50.822 Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of left male breast
C50.829 Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of unspecified male breast
C50.911 Malignant neoplasm of unspecified site of right female breast
C50.912 Malignant neoplasm of unspecified site of left female breast
C50.919 Malignant neoplasm of unspecified site of unspecified female breast
C50.921 Malignant neoplasm of unspecified site of right male breast
C50.922 Malignant neoplasm of unspecified site of left male breast
C77.0 Secondary and unspecified malignant neoplasm of lymph nodes of head, face and neck
C77.1 Secondary and unspecified malignant neoplasm of intrathoracic lymph nodes
C77.2 Secondary and unspecified malignant neoplasm of intra-abdominal lymph nodes
C77.3 Secondary and unspecified malignant neoplasm of axilla and upper limb lymph nodes
C77.4 Secondary and unspecified malignant neoplasm of inguinal and lower limb lymph nodes
C77.5 Secondary and unspecified malignant neoplasm of intrapelvic lymph nodes
C77.8 Secondary and unspecified malignant neoplasm of lymph nodes of multiple regions
C78.00 Secondary malignant neoplasm of unspecified lung
C78.01 Secondary malignant neoplasm of right lung
C78.02 Secondary malignant neoplasm of left lung
C78.1 Secondary malignant neoplasm of mediastinum
C78.2 Secondary malignant neoplasm of pleura
C78.30 Secondary malignant neoplasm of unspecified respiratory organ
C78.39 Secondary malignant neoplasm of other respiratory organs
C78.4 Secondary malignant neoplasm of small intestine
C78.5 Secondary malignant neoplasm of large intestine and rectum
C78.6 Secondary malignant neoplasm of retroperitoneum and peritoneum
C78.7 Secondary malignant neoplasm of liver and intrahepatic bile duct
C78.89 Secondary malignant neoplasm of other digestive organs
C79.11 Secondary malignant neoplasm of bladder
C79.19 Secondary malignant neoplasm of other urinary organs
C79.2 Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin
C79.31 Secondary malignant neoplasm of brain
C79.32 Secondary malignant neoplasm of cerebral meninges
C79.40 Secondary malignant neoplasm of unspecified part of nervous system
C79.49 Secondary malignant neoplasm of other parts of nervous system
C79.51 Secondary malignant neoplasm of bone
C79.52 Secondary malignant neoplasm of bone marrow
C79.63 Secondary malignant neoplasm of bilateral ovaries
C79.71 Secondary malignant neoplasm of right adrenal gland
C79.72 Secondary malignant neoplasm of left adrenal gland
C79.81 Secondary malignant neoplasm of breast
C79.82 Secondary malignant neoplasm of genital organs
C79.89 Secondary malignant neoplasm of other specified sites
Z19.2 Hormone resistant malignancy status
Z85.3 Personal history of malignant neoplasm of breast

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The following codes are covered in prostate cancer

Group 2 Codes
Code Description
C61 Malignant neoplasm of prostate
C78.01 Secondary malignant neoplasm of right lung
C78.02 Secondary malignant neoplasm of left lung
C78.1 Secondary malignant neoplasm of mediastinum
C78.2 Secondary malignant neoplasm of pleura
C78.39 Secondary malignant neoplasm of other respiratory organs
C78.4 Secondary malignant neoplasm of small intestine
C78.5 Secondary malignant neoplasm of large intestine and rectum
C78.6 Secondary malignant neoplasm of retroperitoneum and peritoneum
C78.7 Secondary malignant neoplasm of liver and intrahepatic bile duct
C78.89 Secondary malignant neoplasm of other digestive organs
C79.11 Secondary malignant neoplasm of bladder
C79.19 Secondary malignant neoplasm of other urinary organs
C79.31 Secondary malignant neoplasm of brain
C79.32 Secondary malignant neoplasm of cerebral meninges
C79.49 Secondary malignant neoplasm of other parts of nervous system
C79.51 Secondary malignant neoplasm of bone
C79.52 Secondary malignant neoplasm of bone marrow
C79.71 Secondary malignant neoplasm of right adrenal gland
C79.72 Secondary malignant neoplasm of left adrenal gland
C79.81 Secondary malignant neoplasm of breast
C79.82 Secondary malignant neoplasm of genital organs
C79.89 Secondary malignant neoplasm of other specified sites
Z19.2 Hormone resistant malignancy status
Z85.46 Personal history of malignant neoplasm of prostate
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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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Revision History Information

Revision History Date Revision History Number Revision History Explanation
04/27/2023 R4

R4

Revision Effective: 04/27/2023

Revision Explanation: Annual review, no changes 

06/02/2022 R3

R3

Revison Effective: 06/02/2022

Revision Explanation: Under CMS National Coverage Policy added regulation CMS Internet-Only Manual, Pub. 100-02, Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, Chapter 15, §80.1.2 A/B MAC (B) Contacts With Independent Clinical Laboratories.

11/08/2021 R2

R2

Revison Effective: 11/08/2021

Revision Explanation: Under ICD-10 Codes that Support Medical Necessity Group 1: Codes added C78.89. C79.11, C79.19, C79.82, and Z19.2. Deleted C78.00, C78.30, and C79.40. Under ICD-10 Codes that Support Medical Necessity Group 2: Codes added C78.01, C78.02, and C78.39. Deleted C78.00 and C78.30.

10/01/2021 R1

R1

Revison Effective: 10/01/2021

Revision Explanation:

Under ICD-10 Codes that Support Medical Necessity Group 1: Codes added C77.0, C77.1, C77.2, C77.3, C77.4, C77.5, C77.8, C78.00, C78.01, C78.02, C78.1, C78.2, C78.30, C78.39, C78.4, C78.5, C78.6, C78.7, C79.2, C79.31, C79.32, C79.40, C79.49, C79.51, C79.52, C79.71, C79.72, C79.81, C79.89, Z85.3, and deleted C50.819 and C50.829. The addition and deletion of these codes is due to coding that is applicable to the related LCD and is retroactive effective for dates of service on or after 7/25/2021.

Under ICD-10 Codes that Support Medical Necessity Group 1: Codes added C79.63. This revision is due to the Annual ICD-10 Update and will become effective on 10/1/2021.

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