COVID-19 Lab Testing Reimbursement Rates

Mar. 19, 2020

As a provider serving Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana (BCBSMT) members, we appreciate your efforts to implement protocols to address the urgent COVID-19 situation. BCBSMT recognizes the importance of taking steps to identify and mitigate the spread of this virus.

CMS has recently established reimbursement for COVID-19 laboratory testing, and BCBSMT will be using the same codes and allowances:

HCPC Code         BCBSMT Allowable

U0001                   $35.91

U0002                   $51.31

87635                   $51.31

These codes and allowances will apply to all BCBSMT commercial and retail plans. Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement will follow Medicare and Medicaid protocols.