Pharmacy Question for the Week of July 27, 2020

Pharmacy Compliance Question of the Week


Can you still report methodology specific chemistry section CPT® codes for drugs of abuse testing?


Methodology specific CPT® codes from the Chemistry section are no longer applicable to the coding of drugs of abuse testing. Do not bill for handling charges associated with sending the specimen to a reference lab. Handling charges and urine collection are not separately billable line items.

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