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LCD for Molecular Pathology Procedures (L34519)
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Contractor Information

Contractor Name: First Coast Service Options, Inc. - Full list of policies of this Medicare Contractor

Contractor Number: 09101

Contractor Type: MAC A

LCD Information

LCD ID Number: L34519 Status: A-Approved

LCD Title: Molecular Pathology Procedures

Geographic Jurisdiction: Florida Other Jurisdictions

Original Determination Effective Date: 10/01/2015

Original Determination Ending Date:

Revision Effective Date: 12/12/2021

Revision End Date:

CMS National Coverage Policy:

This LCD supplements but does not replace, modify or supersede existing Medicare applicable National Coverage Determinations (NCDs) or payment policy rules and regulations for Molecular Pathology Procedures. Federal statute and subsequent Medicare regulations regarding provision and payment for medical services are lengthy. They are not repeated in this LCD. Neither Medicare payment policy rules nor this LCD replace, modify or supersede applicable state statutes regarding medical practice or other health practice professions acts, definitions and/or scopes of practice. All providers who report services for Medicare payment must fully understand and follow all existing laws, regulations and rules for Medicare payment for Molecular Pathology Procedures and must properly submit only valid claims for them. Please review and understand them and apply the medical necessity provisions in the policy within the context of the manual rules. Relevant CMS manual instructions and policies may be found in the following Internet-Only Manuals (IOMs) published on the CMS Web site.

Internet Only Manual (IOM) Citations:

  • CMS IOM Publication 100-02, Medicare Benefit Policy Manual
    • Chapter 15, Section 80.1 Clinical Laboratory Services
  • CMS IOM Publication 100-04, Medicare Claims Processing Manual
    • Chapter 16, Laboratory Services
    • Chapter 23, Section 40 Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Fee Schedule 
    • Chapter 30, Section 50 - Form CMS-R-131 Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN)
  • CMS IOM Publication 100-08, Medicare Program Integrity Manual,
    • Chapter 13, Section 13.5.4 Reasonable and Necessary Provision in an LCD 

National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) Citation:

  • NCCI Policy Manual for Medicare Services
    • Chapter 10, Pathology/Laboratory Services, (A) Introduction

Social Security Act (Title XVIII) Standard References:

  • Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, Section 1862(a)(1)(A) states that no Medicare payment may be made for items or services which are not reasonable and necessary for the diagnosis or treatment of illness or injury. 
  • Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, Section 1862(a)(7). This section excludes routine physical examinations. 
  • Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, Section 1833(e) states that no payment shall be made to any provider for any claim that lacks the necessary information to process the claim.

Federal Register References:

  • Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 42, Volume 2, Chapter IV, Part 410.32 Diagnostic x-ray tests, diagnostic laboratory tests, and other diagnostic tests: Conditions  
  • Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 42, Volume 2, Chapter IV, Part 493 Laboratory Requirements

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