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Medicare COVID Test Coding May Become a ‘Logistical Nightmare’

CMS adds more billing codes to implement new 48-hour payment rule for COVID-19 tests

STARTING JAN. 1, 2021, clinical laboratories performing COVID-19 tests using high-throughput systems for Medicare patients must comply with a complex new coding rule when submitting claims for these tests.  The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will pay $100 for COVID-19 test claims if labs can document that the tests were completed within …

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