Laboratory

Laboratory Question for the Week of May 11, 2020

Laboratory Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

I’ve heard there is a CPT® code for COVID-19, is this true?

Answer:

Code 87635 is available for reporting as of March 13, 2020, and should be used to report testing done on or after that date. Providers will need to contact their payers for policies regarding any retroactive billing of tests performed prior to March 13.

87635 Infectious agent detection by nucleic acid (DNA or RNA); severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARSCoV-2) (Coronavirus disease [COVID- 19]), amplified probe technique

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