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December 2016 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Gynecological, Obstetrics, and Family Planning Title XIX Services Handbook : 3 Obstetric Services : 3.1 *Services, Benefits, Limitations, and Prior Authorization : 3.1.1 Antepartum and Fetal Invasive Procedures

3.1.1
The following procedure codes may be submitted for antepartum and fetal invasive procedures:
 
Antenatal surveillance includes fetal contraction stress test (procedure code 59020), fetal nonstress test (procedure code 59025), and fetal biophysical profile with or without nonstress testing (procedure code 76818 or 76819).
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) states “because antepartum fetal surveillance results have not been definitively demonstrated to improve perinatal outcome, all indications for antepartum testing must be considered somewhat relative. In general, antepartum fetal surveillance has been employed in pregnancies in which the risk of antepartum fetal demise is increased.” Accordingly, some of the conditions under which testing may be appropriate, include but are not limited to the following:
Procedure codes 59020 and 59025 billed with revenue code 729 for outpatient facilities may be reimbursed on the same day by a different provider without appeal; however, if billed more than once per day by the same provider, it will be denied. The provider may appeal with documentation supporting the performance of the test more than once on the same day by the same provider.
A fetal fibronectin (fFN) enzyme immunoassay (procedure code 82731) may be considered for reimbursement through Texas Medicaid when performed between 22 0/7 and 34 6/7 weeks for women with risk factors for preterm labor with or without symptoms of preterm labor.
Fetal intrauterine transfusion (procedure code 36460) and cordocentesis (procedure code 59012) are restricted to the diagnoses listed in the following table:
 
FIUT (procedure code 36460) is reimbursed as a global fee and, therefore, includes all other services provided by the same physician, including umbilical blood sampling or cordocentesis (procedure code 59012).
Appeals for cordocentesis performed for a diagnosis other than the ones listed in the appropriate table in the policy will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
In addition to the physician performing the FIUT (procedure code 36460), another physician may assist with echography control.
Therapeutic amniocentesis (procedure code 59001) is restricted to the following diagnosis codes:
 
Transabdominal amnioinfusion (procedure code 59070), fetal fluid drainage (e.g., vesicocentesis, thoracocentesis, paracentesis), including ultrasound guidance (procedure code 59074), and fetal shunt placement, including ultrasound guidance (procedure code 59076) are restricted to one of the following diagnosis codes:
 

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