Many tests, such as measuring a patient’s glucose, have many ways to perform them — quantitative, qualitative, via an assay, via a culture, via a test kit that changes colors. Tests that may be performed via test kit — which do not require a lab tech’s clinical skill, etc. — can be performed in the office and are placed on the CLIA-waived list.
It is important to check the list and make sure that the exact test for glucose that you are performing is on the list, and that you are using the correct CPT code for that test. You don’t want to use the code for “strep test done by culture” without the –QW modifier (and get paid for that service) when you have performed the quick strep test done by kit (87880), which is on the CLIA-waived list.
In this case, do two things:
1. Check the CLIA-waived test list and make sure the test/manufacturer is on the list.
2. Check the CPT book and make sure that you select the correct CPT code for that test.
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