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Last Modified: 8/3/2022 Location: FL, PR, USVI Business: Part A, Part B

Next Generation Sequencing: Reminder of coding update

First Coast reminds providers that CMS updated MLN12124 external pdf file, which was initially released in March 2021, addressing NCD 90.2 external link, Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), and the expiration of certain ICD-10 codes.
This article explained that multiple unspecified ICD-10 codes addressed within the NCD would be deleted on June 30, 2021. A link to the related NCD spreadsheet is available within the MLN article. This date presented challenges to certain providers, especially laboratories, and based on feedback received, CMS changed the end-date to June 30, 2022, providing a 12-month grace period to help avoid undue hardship for providers.
Be aware that in relation to NCD 90.2, certain unspecified ICD-10 codes will be deleted on June 30, 2022 – please ensure that you have proper and alternate coding processes in place to appropriately submit NGS claims.
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