HCPCS Code Details - C9803

HCPCS Level II Code
Temporary Codes for Use with Outpatient Prospective Payment System
HCPCS Code C9803
Description

Long description:
Hospital outpatient clinic visit specimen collection for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (sars-cov-2) (coronavirus disease [covid-19]), any specimen source

Short description:
Hopd covid-19 spec collect

HCPCS Modifier1
HCPCS Pricing indicator 53 - Statute
Multiple pricing indicator A - Not applicable as HCPCS priced under one methodology
Statute number 1833(t)
Coverage code D - Special coverage instructions apply
BETOS2 code T1G - Lab tests - other (Medicare fee schedule)
HCPCS Action code A - Add procedure or modifier code
Type of service 9 - Other medical items or services
Effective date Effective Mar 01, 2020
Date added Added Mar 01, 2020
HCPCS Coding Procedures

HCPCS Modifiers

In HCPCS Level II, modifiers are composed of two alpha or alphanumeric characters.

Example: E0260-NU - Hospital bed, semi-electric (head and foot adjustment), with any type side rails, with mattress
NU” identifies the hospital bed as new equipment

See also

  • HCPCS C9800 · Dermal injection procedure(s) for facial lipodystrophy syndrome (lds) and provision of radiesse or sculptra dermal filler, including all items and supplies

  • HCPCS G0463 · Hospital outpatient clinic visit for assessment and management of a patient

  • HCPCS C9898 · Radiolabeled product provided during a hospital inpatient stay


1 Two-digit numeric codes are Level I code modifiers copyrighted© by the American Medical Association's Current Procedural Terminology (CPT).

2 BETOS stands for “Berenson-Eggers Type Of Service”