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Professionals - Reimbursement Information

This information is intended to provide general background information to help physicians understand key elements about the reimbursement process. In order to obtain reimbursement, physicians need to determine the appropriate ICD-9 and E & M codes associated with the reason for the patient’s visit. Physicians also determine the appropriate CPT code associated with any test or procedure performed during the office visit. The information defines codes and describes general reimbursement information. For private insurance information, please contact the private insurer directly.

 

The test is billable to CPT code 83037.


Use QW modifier (83037QW) when coding for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.

 

National Average for private insurance is $18.00

 

Medicare payment is $14.17



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