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Question: Our lab performs urine drug testing by dipstick for multiple drugs as part of a Suboxone detox program for opioid dependence. I’ve been told we should code 80101, 80102, or G0434-QW. Which code is correct? Florida Subscriber Answer: The method you describe does not fit either 80101 (Drug screen, qualitative; single drug class method [e.g., immunoassay, enzyme assay], each drug class) [...]

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