Question COVID test by lab for SNF patients

saranbal

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Does anybody know that COVID test (CPTs U0003, 87635, U0001) for SNF patients is covered under Medicare Part B or as part of consolidated billing under Part A? Our lab is testing patients in SNF, rehab centers, hospice and nursing homes. Will the test be paid separately as Part B or as consolidated billing payment for Part A?
 

karamac

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Depends on the status of the patient. I just worked thru this scenario with one of my billing companies. The test code billed will be dependent on the methodology being used by the laboratory. U0003 is for high-throughput testing.
 
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