AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2020 Issue 2; In this Issue

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) coding update

New HCPCS Level II and CPT codes have been created for the reporting of the COVID-19 diagnostic tests. The reporting of these codes is payer specific, therefore it may be necessary to confirm with individual payers to verify their specific reporting requirements. In addition, one CPT code has been revised and two new CPT codes have been created to report the detection of antibodies to the novel coronavirus. HCPCS Level II Lab Testing Codes New codes: HCPCS Level II Code Long Descriptor Effective Date U0001 CDC 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel February 4, 2020   U0002...

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