This article announces the changes that will be included in the January 2011 release of Medicare’s edit module for clinical diagnostic laboratory National Coverage Determinations (NCDs).
The changes that are effective for dates of service on and after January 1, 2011 are as follows:
- For Thyroid Testing:
- ICD-9-CM code 780.66 is added to the list of covered ICD-9-CM codes for the Thyroid Testing (190.22) NCD
- For Gamma Glutamyl Transferase:
- ICD-9-CM code 780.66 is deleted from the list of covered ICD-9-CM codes for the Gamma Glutamyl Transferase (190.32) NCD