Laboratory Question for the Week of December 12, 2016

Laboratory Compliance Question of the Week


Are G0477–G0479 still the codes to report for urine drug presumptive testing?


For 2016, these codes were reported “per date of service” and with more than one unit of service (UOS) per day. Effective January 1, 2017, G0477–G0479 were deleted and this test may be reported with CPT codes 80305–80307, which are reported “per date of service” (DOS). They should not be reported with more than one UOS per day.

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