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CMS announces higher pricing for certain COVID-19 tests

CMS has increased pricing for COVID-19 lab tests that use high-throughput technologies to rapidly diagnose large numbers of potential COVID-19 cases.

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Pricing Announced for the Two New HCPCS Codes for Coronavirus Testing

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.

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CMS COVID-19 Activities and Actions

As part of ongoing White House Coronavirus Task Force efforts, the CMS has issued a number of resource documents, refocused activities related to state survey agencies and accrediting organizations; and taken other related actions.

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CMS Develops a Second HCPCS Code for Coronavirus Testing

CMS created a second HCPCS code that providers and laboratories may use to report Coronavirus lab testing. Code U0001 will be for the CDC testing laboratory tests for patients with SARS-CoV-2.

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CMS Develops New HCPCS Code for Coronavirus Testing

CMS created a new HCPCS code that providers and laboratories may use to report Coronavirus lab testing.

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CMS Releases HCPCS Codes for Certain Outpatient Services Requiring Prior Authorization

CMS released the list of hospital outpatient department services and the HCPCS billing codes that will require prior authorization provided after July 1, 2020.

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