February 28, 2020

CMS Announces New HCPCS Code for Coronavirus Testing

On February 13, CMS announced the development and publication of a new HCPCS code for providers and laboratories testing for patients who require examination for the 2019-Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Specifically, CMS developed a new HCPCS code for providers and laboratories to test patients for SARS-CoV-2. This code will allow those labs conducting the tests to bill for the specific test instead of using an unspecified code, which means better tracking of the public health response for this particular strain of the coronavirus to help protect people from the spread of this infectious disease. Health care providers that need to test patients for Coronavirus using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2019 Novel Coronavirus Real Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Test Panel […]