covid testing with rapid influenza A and B

PattiM

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I wanted to see if anyone has any insight on when to bill 87428 for the Covid test plus Influenza A and B, versus 87426 and 87804 (x2). Does there need to be multiple swabs or documented a certain way?
I have been searching everywhere and I cant find anything that differentiates the two.
 

erjones147

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At our facility, we are using a BinaxNow that is capable of running both tests simultaneously; however, we are not utilizing this feature for "unspecified CLIA reasons"

My understanding is that if you perform both tests simultaneously, use 87428-QW. If not simultaneous, use 87426 and 87804 (x2)
 
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