CMS has announced that the two new HCPCS codes created for coronavirus testing – U0001 (for tests developed by the CDC) and U0002 (for non-CDC laboratory tests) – will be priced by the local Medicare Administrative Contractors. Prices will be as follows:
- $35.91/$35.92 for U0001
- $51.31/$51.33 for U0002
These prices will remain until a national Medicare payment rate has been established.
As previously noted, labs can beginning reporting these codes starting in April for dates of service after February 4, 2020.
Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) COVID-19 Test Pricing March 12, 2020