July 2009 Update to the Lab NCDs

on Thursday, 21 May 2009. All News Items

Medicare updates the Laboratory National Coverage Determinations quarterly to reflect coding updates and policy changes.  CMS Transmittal 1735 (CR 6481) lists the Lab NCD updates that will be effective July 1, 2009. 

The codes for marginal zone lymphoma (200.30-200.38), mantle cell lymphoma (200.40-200.48), primary central nervous system lymphoma (200.50-200.58), anaplastic large cell lymphoma (200.60-200.68), large cell lymphoma (200.70-200.78) and peripheral T-cell lymphoma (202.70-202.78) were added as covered diagnosis codes to the lab policies for Prothrombin Time (PT), Serum Iron Studies, and GGT.

The code for chronic total occlusion of artery of the extremities (440.4) was added as a covered diagnosis code for Prothrombin Time (PT) and Lipid Testing.

Link to MLN Matters Article - http://www.cms.hhs.gov/MLNMattersArticles/downloads/MM6481.pdf

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