Coding and Billing for COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Lab Tests, and What’s Next

At a time when millions of people in the US are wondering about possibly getting tested for COVID-19 symptoms, thousands of medical service providers are looking for answers on how to code and bill for these tests. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) took proactive actions and recently announced two HCPCS (Healthcare Common Procedural Coding System) codes that can be used by laboratories to bill for COVID-19 diagnostic tests.

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