Please note that antibody testing is appropriate as a diagnostic test in limited circumstances and will not be a benefitable service when conducted for return to work or surveillance purposes.
Asymptomatic and pre-surgical COVID-19 diagnostic testing is covered when medically appropriate and supported by the accepted standards of current medical practice.
As you may know, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act) require health plans to cover diagnostic testing of COVID-19. Coverage must be provided without any cost-share, prior authorization, or medical management requirements.
COVID-19 – Billing Guidance
Please click here to see a table to help understand which billing codes are appropriate for COVID-19 testing and how to bill for these services.
BCBSWY COVID-19 Response
- Guidance on COVID-19 specimen collection laboratories billing
- Guidance on hospital to skilled nursing facility transfers
- Telemedicine matrix for billing services
- Telemedicine FAQ
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