UHC Genetic and Molecular Lab Testing Notification/Prior Authorization Requirement

January 2019 ~

Effective April 1, UnitedHealthcare (UHC) will require prior authorization/notification for genetic and molecular testing performed in an outpatient setting for UnitedHealthcare Community Plan members (excluding Medicare Advantage) in Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Texas.

New CPT® codes included in the program:

0012U Germline disorders, gene rearrangement detection by whole genome next-generation sequencing, DNA, whole blood, report of specific gene rearrangement(s)

0013U Oncology (solid organ neoplasia), gene rearrangement detection by whole genome next-generation sequencing, DNA, fresh or frozen tissue or cells, report of specific gene rearrangement(s)

0014U Hematology (hematolymphoid neoplasia), gene rearrangement detection by whole genome nextgeneration sequencing, DNA, whole blood or bone marrow, report of specific gene rearrangement(s)

0016U Oncology (hematolymphoid neoplasia), RNA, BCR/ABL1 major and minor breakpoint fusion transcripts, quantitative PCR amplification, blood or bone marrow, report of fusion not detected or detected with quantitation

0017U Oncology (hematolymphoid neoplasia), JAK2 mutation, DNA, PCR amplification of exons 12-14 and sequence analysis, blood or bone marrow, report of JAK2 mutation not detected or detected

0069U Oncology (colorectal), microRNA, RT-PCR expression profiling of miR-31-3p, formalin-fixed paraffinembedded tissue, algorithm reported as an expression score

0070U CYP2D6 (cytochrome P450, family 2, subfamily D, polypeptide 6) (e.g., drug metabolism) gene analysis, common and select rare variants (i.e., *2, *3, *4, *4N, *5, *6, *7, *8, *9, *10, *11, *12, *13, *14A, *14B, *15, *17, *29, *35, *36, *41, *57, *61, *63, *68, *83, *xN)

0071U CYP2D6 (cytochrome P450, family 2, subfamily D, polypeptide 6) (e.g., drug metabolism) gene analysis, full gene sequence (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure) (Use 0071U in conjunction with 0070U)

0072U CYP2D6 (cytochrome P450, family 2, subfamily D, polypeptide 6) (e.g., drug metabolism) gene analysis, targeted sequence analysis (i.e., CYP2D6-2D7 hybrid gene) (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure) (Use 0072U in conjunction with 0070U)

0073U CYP2D6 (cytochrome P450, family 2, subfamily D, polypeptide 6) (e.g., drug metabolism) gene analysis, targeted sequence analysis (i.e., CYP2D7-2D6 hybrid gene) (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure) (Use 0073U in conjunction with 0070U)

0074U CYP2D6 (cytochrome P450, family 2, subfamily D, polypeptide 6) (e.g., drug metabolism) gene analysis, targeted sequence analysis (i.e., non-duplicated gene when duplication/multiplication is trans) (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure) (Use 0074U in conjunction with 0070U)

0075U CYP2D6 (cytochrome P450, family 2, subfamily D, polypeptide 6) (e.g., drug metabolism) gene analysis, targeted sequence analysis (i.e., 5’ gene duplication/multiplication) (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure) (Use 0075U in conjunction with 0070U)

0076U CYP2D6 (cytochrome P450, family 2, subfamily D, polypeptide 6) (e.g., drug metabolism) gene analysis, targeted sequence analysis (i.e., 3’ gene duplication/ multiplication) (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure) (Use 0076U in conjunction with 0070U)

0078U Pain management (opioid-use disorder) genotyping panel, 16 common variants (i.e., ABCB1, COMT, DAT1, DBH, DOR, DRD1, DRD2, DRD4, GABA, GAL, HTR2A, HTTLPR, MTHFR, MUOR, OPRK1, OPRM1), buccal swab or other germline tissue sample, algorithm reported as positive or negative risk of opioid-use disorder 81167 BRCA2 (BRCA2, DNA repair associated) (e.g., hereditary breast and ovarian cancer) gene analysis; full duplication/deletion analysis (i.e., detection of large gene rearrangements)

81171 AFF2 (AF4/FMR2 family, member 2 [FMR2]) (e.g., fragile X mental retardation 2 [FRAXE]) gene analysis; evaluation to detect abnormal (e.g., expanded) alleles 81172 AFF2 (AF4/FMR2 family, member 2 [FMR2]) (e.g., fragile X mental retardation 2 [FRAXE]) gene analysis; characterization of alleles (e.g., expanded size and methylation status)

*UHC notes: laboratory services ordered by Florida network providers for fully insured UnitedHealthcare commercial members in Florida will not have to participate in this requirement due to their participation in the UnitedHealthcare Laboratory Benefit Management Program.

Source(s): UnitedHealthcare Network Bulletin January 2019;

 

 

 

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