Drug screening

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When coding a drug screening for all these: Opiates Amphetamine Barbiturates Benzodiazepines Cannabinoid Cocaine Metabolite ETG Oxycodone Methadone Metabolite Buprenorphine 6-Acetylmorphine Methamphetamine Methadone Fentanyl LCMS Confirmation Amphetamines Neuropathics Benzodiazepines Synthetic Opioids Natural and Semi-Synthetic Opioids Barbiturates GABAPENTIN PREGABALIN 7 AMINOCLONAZEPAM ALPRAZOLAM CLONAZEPAM DIAZEPAM HYDROXYALPRAZOLAM NORDIAZEPAM LORAZEPAM OXAZEPAM TEMAZEPAM EDDP FENTANYL MEPERIDINE METHADONE NALOXONE NORFENTANYL NORMEPERIDINE O-DESMETHYL-CISTRAMADOL TAPENTADOL TRAMADOL BUPRENORPHINE CODEINE HYDROCODONE HYDROMORPHONE MORPHINE NORBUPRENORPHINE NORHYDROCODONE NOROXYCODONE NOROXYMORPHONE

Would I code them separately?
 
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Hi there,
No. If you're doing presumptive testing you report all drug tests under one code depending on the complexity of the testing method.

If you're doing definitive and reporting to a payer that uses the CPT codes you'll code based on drug classes. Some classes contain several drugs, but you'd only code it once (see the chart in your manual). If you're reporting to Medicare or a payer that uses the HCPCS codes you'll report one code based on the number of drug classes tested.
 
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