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NY Medicaid Reimbursement for COVID-19 testing and Specimen Collection (for Pharmacies)

Coding Guidance for Pharmacies

New York Medicaid plans will reimburse Providers for COVID-19 specimen collection or CLIA waived COVID-19 testing for Medicaid Members, when such collection or testing is in compliance with the Governor’s Executive Order #202.24. 

* For Pharmacies- do not bill for Specimen Collection. Reimbursement includes the COVID-19 testing and specimen collection. Furthermore, if the Pharmacy is receiving payment from another insurance for COVID-19 testing or lab specimen collection, the Pharmacy SHOULD NOT bill NY MEDICAID.

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My name is Kate Patskovska, CPB. I am an Independent Medical Biller CPB (AAPC) and an owner of KR2 Medical Billing. KR2 Medical Billing is a full service Consulting/Medical Billing Business that is dedicated to educating, consulting, and overall improving the "financial health" of your medical practice.

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