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Resolved Collection of PCR testings


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Is there a new code for collection PCR tests from facilities? Also, after May 11,2023, Is there an alternate code for G2023 and G2024?

Please see ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting
FY 2023 I.C.g

For information, visit the CDC’s website

HCPCS codes G2023 or G2024 for COVID-19 specimen collection will only be reimbursed when billed by an independent clinical laboratory, and HCPCS code C9803 should be reported when COVID-19 specimen collection occurs during a hospital outpatient clinic visit.

CPT code 99211 should only be billed when a specimen collection is the only service rendered by clinical staff during a physician office visit. If the specimen collection is performed as part of another service or procedure, such as a higher-level visit furnished by the billing practitioner, that higher-level visit code should be billed and the specimen collection would not be separately payable.

Please keep in mind that G2023/G2024 or C9803 should only be used when the provider or facility is not running the test. If the provider or facility is running the test, the appropriate test code should be billed, not the specimen collection code. Modifier CR or CS should be appended, as appropriate, to a COVID-19 testing/specimen collection code and any related E/M code on professional and outpatient facility claims.

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