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Limitation for Specimen Validity Testing Procedure Codes for the CSHCN Services Program

Last updated on 3/27/2020

Effective for dates of service on or after April 1, 2020, chemistry procedure codes used for specimen validity testing (procedure codes 82540, 82550, 82552, 82553, 82554, 83986, and 84311) will be denied when submitted on the same date of service by the same provider, as procedure code G0480, G0481, G0482, G0483, or G0659.

For more information, call the TMHP-CSHCN Services Program Contact Center at 800-568-2413.