New CLIA-Waived Tests

September 3rd, 2014 - Codapedia Staff
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Providers can now bill for six new tests (4 drug tests and two lipid/glucose panels) that have been approved by the FDA as waived tests under CLIA. CLIA-waived tests are simple tests performed at the point-of-care using devices that are largely exempt from federal requirements, including most training, proficiency testing, and quality control regulations (unless specified as required in the test system instructions).  In order to be reimbursed for these tests, sites must hold the appropriate CLIA certificate and include their certificate number when submitting test claims. The CPT® codes, effective date, and description for each new test are provided below. Except for procedure 82962, all of the new CLIA-waived tests must have modifier QW added in order to be recognized as a waived test.  

CPT® Code
Effective Date
Test Description
G0434QW
 
May 29, 2013
 
SCI International Inc. New Choice At Home Drug Test:
Marijuana (Strip Format) 
82465QW
83718QW
84478QW
82962
July 1, 2013
Infopia USA, LipidPro® Professional Lipid Profile and Glucose
Measuring System
G0434QW
July 29, 2013
Alere iCup DX 14 (Cassette Dip Card format)
G0434QW
September 25, 2013
American Screening Corporation, Inc. Discover Drug Test
Cards
G0434QW
September 25, 2013
American Screening Corporation, Inc. Discover Multi-Panel
Drug Test Cups
82465QW
83718QW
84478QW
82962
November 12, 2013
Jant Pharmacal Corp, LipidPlus Professional Lipid Profile and
Glucose Measuring System



 

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