Addition of the QW Modifier to HCPCS Code U0002 and 87635

MLN Matters Number: MM11765
Related CR Release Date: April 24, 2020
Related CR Transmittal Number: R10066OTN
Related Change Request (CR) Number: 11765
Effective Date: March 20, 2020
Implementation Date: May 8, 2020

CR 11765 informs you about the addition of the QW modifier to Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) code U0002 (2019-nCoV Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2/2019-nCoV (COVID-19), any technique, multiple types or subtypes (includes all targets), non-CDC) and 87635 [Infectious agent detection by nucleic acid (DNA or RNA); severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (Coronavirus disease [COVID-19]), amplified probe technique]. Medicare will permit the use of codes U0002QW and 87635QW for claims submitted by facilities with a valid, current CLIA certificate of waiver with dates of service on or after March 20, 2020. Make sure your billing staffs are aware of these changes.

View the complete CMS Medicare Learning Network (MLN) Matters (MM)11765.

            Last Updated Wed, 29 Apr 2020 14:28:07 +0000