AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2020 Issue 3; For Your Information

New CPT codes for COVID-19 antigen and antibody testing

The American Medical Association released a new antigen testing code, CPT code 87426, for patients suspected of being infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus. The AMA stated that “The new code is intended for use as the industry standard for accurate reporting and tracking of antigen tests using immunofluorescent or immunochromatographic technique for the detection of biomolecules produced by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.” Two new antibody test codes were released effective August 10, 2020. CPT code 86408 is for reporting a SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibody screen and CPT code 86409 for reporting a neutralizing antibody...

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