Billing and Coding: MolDX: Testing of Multiple Genes

This coverage article has been published for notice under contract numbers: 01112 (NCA), 01182 (SCA), 01212 (AS, GU, HI, NMI), and 01312 (NV).

Effective Date: June 07, 2020
Summary of Article: A panel of genes is a distinct procedural service from a series of individual genes. All services billed to Medicare must be reasonable and necessary. As such, if a provider or supplier submits a claim for a panel, then the patient's medical record must reflect that the panel was reasonable and necessary. Alternatively, if a provider or supplier bills for a number of individual genes, then the patient's medical record must reflect that each individual gene was reasonable and necessary.

For ease of reading the term "gene" when used in this document will be used to indicate a gene, region of a gene, and/or variant(s) of a gene.

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Last Updated May 11, 2020