Laboratory Question for the Week of September 26, 2016

Laboratory Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

I know that the CPT codes for presumptive drug class screening have changed for 2017 but what about the level II codes G0480–G0483?

Answer:

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) listed level II codes G0480–G0483 (now used for definitive testing) under “reconsideration requests” in the document it distributed for the annual Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) public meeting held on July 18, 2016. It’s not yet certain what the outcome will be for these codes.

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