- U0001 – Cdc 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-ncov) real-time rt-pcr diagnostic panel For services beginning February 4, 2020, Medicare has created two HCPCS codes to report testing for this particular strain of the coronavirus,
- U0001 – CDC 2019 Novel Coronavirus Real Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Test Panel
- U0002 – 2019-nCoV Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2/2019-nCoV (COVID-19), using any technique, multiple types or subtypes (includes all targets)Z11.59, Encounter for screening for other viral diseases
For cases where there is a concern about a possible exposure to COVID-19, but this is ruled out after evaluation, assign code Z03.818, Encounter for observation for suspected exposure to other biological agents ruled out. Make sure you document why you tested, Temp and blood pressure with systemic issues as to risk.
Claims for tests performed prior to February 4, 2020 would be reported with 87999 “Unlisted microbiology procedure.”