Medicare Coverage for COVID-19 Testing
On April 30, 2020, CMS released a memo detailing coverage and reimbursement for COVID-19 testing. This memo can be found online at:

The CMS memo includes details on (a) the COVID-19 tests available, (b) locations where tests can be performed and (c) the HCPCS Codes and Reimbursement Rates billed by laboratories based on the specific test performed. For Skilled Nursing Facilities (Nursing Homes), collection of a lab specimen from a resident is billed under HCPCS Code G2023/G2024 and has reimbursement of approximately $23 - $25 per collection.

CMS has setup an email address, LabExcellence@cms.hhs.gov , for providers to submit any additional questions. 

As an additional note, all Medicare eligible residents (including those who participate in a Medicare Advantage Plan) receive COVID-19 tests with no co-pay or deductible. For additional information, please refer to https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-tests.

 
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