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COVID-19 billing and coding primer

As part of a developing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CMS and the American Medical Association have each issued billing codes for reporting COVID-19 related lab tests. Here’s a quick rundown of the key items to know when performing and billing for these tests.

CPT coding guidance for COVID-19 issued by AMA

The American Medical Association recently issued CPT coding guidance for COVID-19 related testing. The document includes both a clinical description of procedure code 87635, as well as the expanded definition of the procedure.

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