Billing Coding for Presumptive Drug Class Procedures, UDS, Urinary Drug Screening and Immunoassay
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Billing Coding for Presumptive Drug Class Procedures, UDS, Urinary Drug Screening and Immunoassay

*** 2017 NEW CPT CODES FOR URINE DRUG SCREENING – READ AND CLICK HERE! An Article on – Billing Coding for Urinary Drug Screening, Presumptive Drug Class Procedures, UDS, Urinary Drug Screening and Immunoassay   Understanding Presumptive Drug Class procedures: searched keywords: billing coding for urinary drug screening, immunoassay testing These are procedures that are used and performed in order to identify the possible use of a drug or drug class (eg., narcotics and controlled drug substances). A presumptive test may be followed by a definitive test in order to specifically identify drugs or metabolites. searched keywords: billing coding for urinary drug screening, immunoassay testing Effective January 01, 2015 Your qualitative Drug Screening Codes (80100, 80101 and 80104) have been deleted! Let’s look at your new CPT Codes for 2015: 80300 – Drug screen, any number of drug classes from Drug Class List A; any number of non-TLC devices or procedures (e.g., immunoassay) capable of being read by direct optical observation, including instrumented-assisted when performed (e.g.. Dipsticks, cups, cards, cartridges) per date of service **** ONLY report once, regardless of the number of drug class per date of service 80301 – single drug class methods, by instrumented test systems (e.g. Discrete multichannel chemistry analyzers utilizing immunoassay or 2 enzyme assay), per date of service **** Report ONLY once for a single or multiple procedures performed, regardless of the number of performed, classes or results on any date of service 80302 – Drug screen, presumptive, single drug class from Drug Class List B, by immunoassay (e.g. ELISA) or non-TLC chromatography without mass spectrometry (e.g. GC, HPLC), each procedure **** Report each drug class once per date of service 80303 – Drug screen, any number of drug classes, presumptive, single or multiple drug class method; thin layer chromatography procedure(s) (TLC) (e.g. Acid, neutral, alkaloid plat), per date of service **** Report single or multiple drug procedures, once per day of service 80304 – not otherwise specified presumptive procedure (e.g. TOF, MALDI, LDTD, DESI, DART), each procedure **** Report single or multiple drug screenings, per testing site, per date of service, per each procedure searched keywords: billing coding for urinary drug screening, immunoassay testing For your Medicare Beneficiaries, use the following HCPCS Codes: NEW 2016 CPT CODING FOR URINARY DRUG SCREENING (G0431 AND G0434 HAVE BEEN DELETED DECEMBER 2015) CLICK HERE FOR 2016 CPT CODE FOR URINARY DRUG SCREEN TESTING G0431 (DELETED 2016) – Drug screen, qualitative; multiple drug classes by high complexity test method (e.g. immunoassay, enzyme assay), per patient encounter **** Screening limited to one per patient, per encounter, per day, regardless of the number of procedures performed. G0434 (DELETED 2016) – Drug screen, other than...

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