Covid test 87636 gets a QW per Medicare effective 7/1/2021

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Addition of the QW Modifier to HCPCS Code 87636​

MLN Matters Number: MM12269
Related CR Release Date: April 26, 2021
Related CR Transmittal Number: R10732OTN
Related Change Request (CR) Number: 12269
Effective Date: July 1, 2021
Implementation Date: July 6, 2021


CR 12269 informs you of the addition of the QW modifier to Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) code 87636 [Infectious agent detection by nucleic acid (DNA or RNA); severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (Coronavirus disease [COVID-19]) and influenza virus types A and B, multiplex amplified probe technique]. CMS included HCPCS code 87636 in Transmittal R10575CP (CR 12080) with an effective date of October 6, 2020. Make sure your billing staffs are aware of this change.

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