FosterAdopt Connect is committed to providing the most up to date information to our youth, families, and their health providers. Please make note of the information below released by the MO HealthNet Division (MO Medicaid), and save this information to share with your healthcare provider, lab provider, or other service provider if you find that you need to secure COVID-19 (Corona Virus) tests for your kids/families moving forward. This indicates that the costs for testing will be reimbursed utilizing the Medicaid codes below.
March 11, 2020
The MO HealthNet Division is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). MO HealthNet providers who test patients for COVID-19 may bill using the newly created HCPCS codes U0001 and U0002.
HCPCS code U0001 is used specifically for CDC testing laboratories to test patients for SARS-CoV-2. HCPCS code U0002 allows laboratories to bill for non-CDC laboratory tests for SARS-CoV-2.
The MO HealthNet claims processing system will accept these codes on April 1, 2020 for dates of service on or after February 4, 2020.