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CMS develops specific billing code for coronavirus test

The Facilities for Medicare and Medicaid Services has produced a new Healthcare Popular Treatment Coding System code for vendors to bill the lab examination of the coronavirus.

The HCPCS code permits labs to bill for the specific examination as an alternative of utilizing an unspecified code.

Healthcare vendors who have to have to examination clients for SARS-CoV-two, the novel coronavirus, utilizing the Facilities for Condition Manage and Prevention 2019 Novel Coronavirus True Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Test Panel may well bill for that examination utilizing the recently made HCPCS code (U0001).

The Medicare promises processing technique will be capable to accept this code on April one for dates of support on or immediately after February four. HCPCS is a standardized coding technique that Medicare and other overall health insurers use to submit promises for services furnished to clients. 

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