April 30, 2016

LDCT NCD Updated to Include Current Smoker Diagnosis Codes

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have instructed Medicare Administrative Contractors to add the following current smoker ICD-10 diagnosis codes as covered codes for low-dose computed tomography lung cancer screening, effective for claims with dates of service on and after October 1, 2015, and ICD-9 dx 305.1 effective for DOS on and after 2/5/15: 

F17.210 Nicotine dependence, cigarettes, uncomplicated 
F17.211 Nicotine dependence, cigarettes, in remission 
F17.213 Nicotine dependence, cigarettes, with withdrawal 
F17.218 Nicotine dependence, cigarettes, with other nicotine-induced disorders 
F17.219 Nicotine dependence, cigarettes, with unspecified nicotine-induced disorders 

As previously noted in the March 02, 2016 ACR eNews, CMS agreed to add the ICD-10 codes within subcategory F17.21- (Nicotine dependence, cigarettes) to the approved list of ICD-10 codes on the National Coverage Determination (NCD) 210.14  LDCT lung cancer screening in response to an ACR request.

For more information on LDCT Lung Cancer Screening see the ACR web site.