2020 Coding Reference

Section 3709 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act temporarily suspends the 2% payment adjustment currently applied to all Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) claims due to sequestration. The suspension is effective for claims with dates of service from May 1 through December 31, 2020.
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Test Name
CPT Code
CPT Code Description
Medicare Coverage
Blood count; automated differential WBC count
$ 6.47
Blood count; leukocyte (WBC), automated
$ 2.54
Blood count; platelet, automated
$ 4.48
Blood count; red blood cell (RBC), automated
$ 3.02
Blood count; reticulocyte, automated
$ 3.99
Blood count; complete (CBC), automated (Hgb, Hct, RBC, WBC and platelet count)
$ 6.47
Blood count; complete (CBC), automated (Hgb, Hct, RBC, WBC and platelet count) and automated differential WBC count
$ 7.77
Blood count; hematocrit (Hct)
$ 2.37
Blood count; hemoglobin (Hgb)
$ 2.37
T cells; absolute CD4 count
$ 26.78
T cells; absolute CD4 and CD8 count, including ratio
$ 46.98
T cells; total count
$ 37.73

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