The MO HealthNet Division is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). MO HealthNet providers who test patients for COVID-19 may bill using the newly created HCPCS codes U0001 and U0002.
HCPCS code U0001 is used specifically for CDC testing laboratories to test patients for SARS-CoV-2. HCPCS code U0002 allows laboratories to bill for non-CDC laboratory tests for SARS-CoV-2.
The MO HealthNet claims processing system will accept these codes on April 1, 2020 for dates of service on or after February 4, 2020.
Click here for more information on coronavirus from the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services.