October 2009 Update to the Lab NCDs
Medicare updates the Laboratory National Coverage Determinations quarterly to reflect coding updates and policy changes. CMS Transmittal 1766 (CR 6548) lists the Lab NCD updates that will be effective October 1, 2009.
Following is a list of the additions/deletions for coverage. All of the changes are due to the addition of new ICD-9 codes for 2010. Note that the NCD for CBC lists codes that do not support medical necessity. There are also additions to the list of codes that are always denied for all 23 Lab NCDs.
Link to MLN Matters Article .
Link to Laboratory NCD Manual page.