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CodeMap Compliance Briefing: 10/15/04


Editor's Welcome

Although the codes for Glucose tests are not new, they continue to generate questions regarding how the results from central laboratory and point-of-care devices are coded and paid for by Medicare. Because most hospitals perform high volumes of this type of testing, it is very important, from a compliance viewpoint, to code these tests properly. As always, feel free to email us your compliance questions and suggestions.

Sincerely,

Charles B. Root, Ph.D.

Glucose Testing Codes

Depending on the method employed, providers should use the following three CPT codes to report glucose testing:

  • 82947   Glucose; quantitative, blood (except reagent strip)
  • 82948   Glucose; blood, reagent strip
  • 82962   Glucose; blood by glucose monitoring device(s) cleared by the FDA specifically for home use

CPT code 82947 is used to report most quantitative fasting glucose determinations performe....

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