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Update to “Coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing Procedure Codes to Become a Benefit for HTW and Family Planning Programs”

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Information posted June 16, 2020

This is an update to the article titled, "Coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing Procedure Codes to Become a Benefit for HTW and Family Planning Programs," which was published on this website March 23, 2020.

The article stated procedure code U0002 is a benefit of the Healthy Texas Women program and the state-funded Family Planning Program for dates of service on or after February 4, 2020.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has categorized procedure code U0002 as a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) waived test.

Effective for dates of service on or after March 20, 2020, procedure code U0002 must be submitted with modifier QW.

For more information, call the TMHP Contact Center at 800-925-9126.