Coronavirus Update: CMS Issues Information on Payment and Coverage Related to COVID-19

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) March 5 released information on the coverage and payment of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) under Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the Individual and Small Group Markets. CMS also announced that it developed a second Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) code that can be used by laboratories to bill for certain COVID-19 diagnostic tests.

Please share this Advisory with your executive management team and billing and coding department, as well as your clinical leadership team.

See key resources for a brief description and links to the CMS documents.

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