Can you tell me about the new HCPCS COVID-19 codes released in Feb and March?
Previously, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) had developed and released two new HCPCS codes to report SARS-CoV-2 testing on Medicare claims. Code U0001 is to be used when testing patients for SARS-CoV-2 with CDC tests, while code U0002 is to be used when performing non-CDC tests for SARS-CoV-2. Be sure to follow individual payer policies as to whether the CPT code (87635) or a HCPCS code (U0001, U0002) should be reported.
|U0001||CDC 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) real-time RT-PCR diagnostic panel|
|U0002||2019-nCoV coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2/2019-nCoV (COVID-19), any technique, multiple types or subtypes (includes all targets), non-CDC|
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