For the Week of April 20, 2015
Our lab will be using the recently approved Alere i Influenza A & B Test? What code should be reported?
According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in the April update of waived tests, CPT code 87502QW should be assigned for the differential and qualitative detection of influenza A and influenza B viral nucleic acids using isothermal nucleic acid amplification technology performed with this test ( (direct nasal swab only). For this direction and others on the latest FDA-approved waived tests, go to http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/Transmittals/2015-Transmittals-Items/R3207CP.html.
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