Billing & Coding

New HCPCS Codes for COVID-19 Specimen Collection

CMS has established two new Level II HCPCS codes for COVID-19 specimen collection:

  • G2023 – Specimen collection for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (Coronavirus disease [COVID-19]), any specimen source; and
  • 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.

These codes are billable by clinical diagnostic labs, effective with line item date of service on or after March 1, 2020.

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