March 13, 2020

State of Alabama
Press Release: Medicaid

COVID-19 Lab Testing Procedure Codes

TO:  Physicians, FQHCs, RHCs, Independent Labs, Hospitals

The Alabama Medicaid Agency (Medicaid) is closely monitoring the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) through coordination with the Alabama Department of Public Health and other state and federal partners.

 

Medicaid is proactively preparing to respond in a timely and appropriate manner.

 

  • Medicaid is working to add new procedure codes U0001 and U0002, (nCoV, COVID-19) to allow providers and laboratories to bill and track the test for SARS-CoV-2.

 

  • The Medicaid claims processing system will be able to accept these codes on April 1, 2020, for dates of service on or after February 4, 2020.

 

For additional resources, please visit the links below:

 

Alabama Department of Public Health http://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/infectiousdiseases/cov-healthcare.html.

 

Centers for Disease Control https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

 

 

 



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