Monthly Archives: May 2017

Molecular Pathology Procedure Effective From July 2017

81400 – Molecular pathology procedure, Level 1 (eg, identification of single germ line variant [eg, SNP] by techniques such as restriction enzyme digestion or melt curve analysis)

81401 – Molecular pathology procedure, Level 2 (eg, 2-10 SNPs, 1 methylated variant, or 1 somatic variant [typically using non sequencing target variant analysis], or detection of a dynamic mutation disorder/triplet repeat)

Coding Update 90587, 90620, 90621,…

90587 – Dengue is a mosquito-borne illness typically associated with tropical and subtropical areas. Patients suffer from high fever, rash, and muscle and joint pain that have earned the disease the descriptive nickname “break bone fever.” Treatment is often limited to hydration and pain medication.

90620 – MenB-4C is the complete scientific abbreviation assigned by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). The CPT vaccine code descriptors in the May 2014 meetings.

90621 – Also note the reference to the “2 or 3 dose schedule,” which differs from the reference to only a three-dose schedule in the 90621 descriptor published in the 2017 printed manual. Meningococcal diseases can affect the brain and spinal cord, and cause bloodstream infections. Antibiotics can treat infected patients.

90651 – Human Papillomavirus vaccine types 6, 11, 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, 58, nonavalent (9vHPV), 3 dose schedule, for intramuscular use.

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