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General Category => General Questions => Topic started by: Michele on October 22, 2012, 11:50:30 AM

Title: Codes for HIV and Hep C testing
Post by: Michele on October 22, 2012, 11:50:30 AM
I have a dr who is considering offering HIV & Hep C testing.  He asked me to do a little research for him.  I'm having a terrible time finding the correct codes to point him to for Medicare.  The G0432, G0433 & G0435 (for HIV) seem to be the only ones out there but Medicare says that those are not Medicare codes??  I'm left scratching my head.  So after a couple hours I'm throwing it out to all you awesome people.  Anyone know which codes are currently acceptable (CPT or HCPCS) for either HIV or Hep C testing??

Title: Re: Codes for HIV and Hep C testing
Post by: PMRNC on October 22, 2012, 03:42:45 PM
Here's what I come up with.  Hep C look at 86803 and 86804

HIV has several   86689, 86701, 86702, 83703, 87534, 87535, 87536, and 87390. Here's a good document on coding for HIV testing: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/aids/Documents/GLines-CodingHIVTest.pdf 

Hope this helps :)
Title: Re: Codes for HIV and Hep C testing
Post by: Michele on October 23, 2012, 07:49:55 AM
That's funny!  I found that same document.  It is good.  Thanks for the help.  I got tired of going round and round.  I'll take a look at those too.

Title: Re: Codes for HIV and Hep C testing
Post by: PMRNC on October 23, 2012, 02:22:35 PM
G M T A                 :)
Title: Re: Codes for HIV and Hep C testing
Post by: DMK on October 24, 2012, 10:28:02 AM
Oh for cryin' out loud!  Would you just stop?