New and Deleted Drug Screen codes for 2017

January 23rd, 2017 - Chris Woolstenhulme, CPC, CMRS
Categories:   Screening   CPT® Coding   Drugs|Pharmaceuticals|FDA  
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Deleted Codes for Drug Screening, the following codes are no longer valid for services performed on or after January 01, 2017.

Deleted Codes for 2017

80300   Drug screen, any number of drug classes from Drug Class List A; any number of non-TLC devices or procedures, (eg, immunoassay) capable of being read by direct optical observation, including instrumented-assisted when performed (eg, dipsticks, cups, cards, cartridges), per date of service
80301   Drug screen, any number of drug classes from Drug Class List A; single drug class method, by instrumented test systems (eg, discrete multichannel chemistry analyzers utilizing immunoassay or enzyme assay), per date of service
80302   Drug screen, presumptive, single drug class from Drug Class List B, by immunoassay (eg, ELISA) or non-TLC chromatography without mass spectrometry (eg, GC, HPLC), each procedure
80303   Drug screen, any number of drug classes, presumptive, single or multiple drug class method; thin layer chromatography procedure(s) (TLC) (eg, acid, neutral, alkaloid plate), per date of service
80304   Drug screen, any number of drug classes, presumptive, single or multiple drug class method; not otherwise specified presumptive procedure (eg, TOF, MALDI, LDTD, DESI, DART), each procedure

 

Replacement Codes

80305   Drug test(s), presumptive, any number of drug classes, any number of devices or procedures (eg, immunoassay); capable of being read by direct optical observation only (eg, dipsticks, cups, cards, cartridges) includes sample validation when performed, per date of service
80306   Drug test(s), presumptive, any number of drug classes, any number of devices or procedures (eg, immunoassay); read by instrument assisted direct optical observation (eg, dipsticks, cups, cards, cartridges), includes sample validation when performed, per date of service
80307   Drug test(s), presumptive, any number of drug classes, any number of devices or procedures, by instrument chemistry analyzers (eg, utilizing immunoassay [eg, EIA, ELISA, EMIT, FPIA, IA, KIMS, RIA]), chromatography (eg, GC, HPLC), and mass spectrometry either with or without chromatography, (eg, DART, DESI, GC-MS, GC-MS/MS, LC-MS, LC-MS/MS, LDTD, MALDI, TOF) includes sample validation when performed, per date of service

Crosswalk information: 

Crosswalk CPT code 80305 to code G0477

CMS Final Determination: Crosswalk CPT code 80305 to code G0477, then delete G0477

Crosswalk G0659 to G0479/80307

CMS Final Determination: Crosswalk CPT code 80306 to code G0478, then delete G0478

CMS Final Determination: Crosswalk CPT code 80307 to code G0479, then delete G0479

Crosswalk CPT code 81413 to CPT code 81435.

Crosswalk CPT code 81420 to CPT code 81435.

Crosswalk CPT code 81422 to CPT code 81436

Crosswalk CPT code 81439 to CPT code 81435

Calendar Year (CY) 2017 Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) Final Determinations  (includes caculations)

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