CMS Develops New HCPCS Code for Coronavirus Testing

February 13, 2020


Today, CMS created a new HCPCS code that providers and laboratories may use to report Coronavirus lab testing. This code (U0001) allows labs to bill for the specific CDC 2019 Novel Coronavirus Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Test Panel rather than using an unspecific code.

The Medicare claims processing system will be able to accept this code on April 1, 2020 for dates of service on or after February 4, 2020.

Public Health News Alert: CMS Develops New Code for Coronavirus Lab Test

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