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Pathology/Lab Coding Alert

Medicare Drug Screen:
G0431, G0434 Define Your Options

Steer clear of 80100’s for this payer. If you’re reporting drug screening tests for Medicare beneficiaries, forget everything you just read in “Demystify Toxicology Coding with 4 Steps” on page 92. That’s because Medicare won’t accept CPT® drug screen codes 80100, 80101, or 80104. Turn to HCPCS Level II for Medicare Instead, you’ll need to report one of the following [...]