Preventive Medicine: Diabetes Screening

by  Find-A-Code™
May 9th, 2018

Diabetes Screening

Procedure Codes
82947: Glucose; quantitative, blood (except reagent strip)
82948: Glucose; blood, reagent strip
82950: Glucose; post glucose dose (includes glucose)
82951: Glucose; tolerance test (GTT), 3 specimens (includes glucose)
82952: Glucose; tolerance test, each additional beyond 3 specimens (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)
83036: Hemoglobin; glycosylated (A1C)

82947-82952, 83036: Z13.1, O00.0-O03.9, O08.0-O08.9, O09.00-O09.93, O10.011-O16.9, O20.0-O29.93, O30.001-O48.1, O80-O82, O98.011-O98.93, O99.111-O9A.53, Z33.1-Z33.2, Z34.00-Z03.79

82947, 82950-82951: 2 per year if diagnosed with prediabetes or once per year if previously tested but not diagnosed with prediabetes or if never tested
82948, 82952, 83036: No frequency guidelines specified

Additional Information

82947, 82950-82951

  • Medicare will cover as preventive for beneficiaries with certain risk factors or pre-diabetes
  • Those previously diagnosed with diabetes are not eligible for this benefit

82948, 82952, 83036

  • Not covered by Medicare for preventative care


  • Add-on code, do not code alone

Find-A-Code™ - Preventive Services - The information in this document does not guarantee payment or that included codes meet applicable qualifications as preventive services for all insurances and insurance plans, please consult your payer.


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