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April 3, 2020

New Specimen Collection Codes for COVID-19 Testing

Updated 05/11/2020

Effective March 1, 2020, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS) is able to accept the following HCPCS codes:

  • G2023- Specimen collection for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (Coronavirus disease [COVID-19]), any specimen source
  • G2024- Specimen collection for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (Coronavirus disease [COVID-19]), from an individual in a skilled nursing facility or by a laboratory on behalf of a home health agency, any specimen source
  • Effective May 11, 2020:
    • C9803- Hospital outpatient clinic visit specimen collection for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (sars-cov-2) and COVID-19 (any specimen source)

All listed codes will be reimbursed at the same rate currently used for CPT 99000.

If you have any questions regarding this newsletter, please contact your BCBSKS provider consultant/representative.

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