North Dakota

Updated on March 28, 2023

This data is meant to be used for educational purposes to inform providers, patients, insurers, and state Medicaid agencies what genetic services may or may not be written into each state’s Medicaid policy. The database is not meant to indicate or imply whether a certain program will cover a specific service, since many decisions are made on a case by case basis. If you have specific questions about whether a service is covered, you should reach out to your plan administrator. Please see this disclaimer below for more information.

Medicaid Coverage Information Published


State Contact Information

Caprice Knapp, Director of HHS North Dakota Department of Human Services
600 E Boulevard Ave, Dept 325
Bismarck, ND 58505-0250
(701) 328-7068

General Genetic Testing Criteria

ND Medicaid follows the Local Coverage Determination (LCD) L24308 published by Noridian Healthcare Solution, for genetic testing. Prior authorization must be obtained for any genetic testing (Tier 1 or Tier 2 molecular pathology) that falls outside the scope of this LCD.

Genetic Testing Not Covered

State Specific Definition

Genetic Services for Children

Genetic Counseling Requirement

Metabolic Formula Coverage Legislation

Provision of Medical Food and Low-Protein Modified Food Products to Individuals with Phenylketonuria and Maple Syrup Urine Disease

Metabolic Formula Coverage & Criteria

Provision of Medical Food and Low-Protein Modified Food Products to Individuals with Phenylketonuria and Maple Syrup Urine Disease

Prior Authorization Requirements

Prior authorization requirements include:

  1. Patient diagnosis or clinical indication (ICD-9 code) or (ICD-10 code) after October 1, 2015;
  2. Test ordered (CPT code or test name);
  3. Indication/reason for test;
  4. Signs, symptoms, and duration;
  5. Prior related diagnostic and/or genetic tests and their results;
  6. Laboratory studies and results;
  7. Family medical/genetic history;
  8. Medications and duration (if related);
  9. Prior treatments or other clinical findings (when relevant); and
  10. How the test results will be utilized in the member’s care.

Prior Authorization Forms

Fee Schedule

BRCA Testing Coverage

Coverage is available.

Requirements for BRCA

Requires Service Authorization and is limited to members with a personal history of malignancy.

Cystic Fibrosis Screening

Hereditary Cancer Testing Coverage

Some conditions are covered.

Lynch Syndrome Testing Coverage

Yes, with prior authorization.

Microarray Testing

Newborn Screening

Panel Testing

Pharmacogenetic Testing

Pharmacogenetic panel tests for therapy selection, such as panel tests for psychotropic, analgesics or ADHD stimulant medications is listed as a non covered service by the General Information for Providers maunal 2021.

Prenatal Testing Offered

Whole Exome Sequencing

Other Tests Covered

Other Information

Special Health Services provides:

  • Medical food and low-protein modified food products to individuals with Phenylketonuria (PKU) and Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD);
  • Medical food at no cost to males under age 26 and females under age 45 who are diagnosed with PKU or MSUD, regardless of income;
  • For sale at cost medical food to males age 26 and over and females age 45 and over who are diagnosed with PKU or MSUD, regardless of income;
  • Low-protein modified food products, if medically necessary as determined by a qualified health care provider, to males under age 26 and females under age 45 who are receiving medical assistance and are diagnosed with PKU or MSUD.


  • Durable Medical Equipment Provider Manual (November 2019)
  • General Information for Providers Manual (April 2021)
  • Provider Bulletin Issue 72 August 2015
  • Form SPN 527
Newborn Screening Reimbursement


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