CMS develops additional code for COVID-19 lab tests

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has developed a second ‘Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System’ (HCPCS) code that laboratories can use to bill for certain 2019-Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) diagnostic tests to “help increase testing and track new cases.”

CMS has also produced fact sheets that “explain Medicare, Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program, and Individual and Small Group Market Private Insurance coverage for services to help patients prepare [for COVID-19]…” 

CMS press release