HCPCS Code Details - U0003

HCPCS Level II Code
Codes for Coronavirus Lab Tests
HCPCS Code U0003
Description

Long description:
Infectious agent detection by nucleic acid (dna or rna); severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (sars-cov-2) (coronavirus disease [covid-19]), amplified probe technique, making use of high throughput technologies as described by cms-2020-01-r

Short description:
Cov-19 amp prb hgh thruput

HCPCS Modifier1
HCPCS Pricing indicator 22 - Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics - Price established by carriers (e.g., gap-fills, carrier established panels)
Multiple pricing indicator A - Not applicable as HCPCS priced under one methodology
Coverage code C - Carrier judgment
BETOS2 code T1H - Lab tests - other (non-Medicare fee schedule)
HCPCS Action code A - Add procedure or modifier code
Type of service 5 - Diagnostic laboratory
Effective date Effective Apr 14, 2020
Date added Added Apr 14, 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 U0002 · 2019-ncov coronavirus, sars-cov-2/2019-ncov (covid-19), any technique, multiple types or subtypes (includes all targets), non-cdc

  • HCPCS G0476 · Infectious agent detection by nucleic acid (dna or rna); human papillomavirus (hpv), high-risk types (e.g., 16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59, 68) for cervical cancer screening, must be performed in addition to pap test

  • HCPCS U0004 · 2019-ncov coronavirus, sars-cov-2/2019-ncov (covid-19), any technique, multiple types or subtypes (includes all targets), non-cdc, making use of high throughput technologies as described by cms-2020-01-r


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”