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New Waived Tests

Listed below are the latest tests approved by the FDA as waived tests under CLIA. The tests are valid as soon as they are approved. The CPT codes for the following new tests MUST have the modifier QW to be recognized as a waived test.

CPT Code

Effective Date

Description

82465QW, 83718QW, 84478QW, 80061QW, 82947QW, 82950QW, 82951QW, 82952QW

December 2, 2009

Infopia USA LipidPro lipid profile and glucose measuring system

82465QW, 83718QW, 84478QW, 80061QW

December 2, 2009

Infopia USA LipidPro lipid profile and glucose measuring system (LipidPro Lipid Profile test strips)

G0430QW

January 1, 2010

American Screening Corporation One Screen Drug Test Cards

G0430QW

January 1, 2010

American Screening Corporation One Screen Drug Test Cups

G0430QW

January 1, 2010

Express Diagnostics International Inc. DrugCheck Waive Drug Test Cards

G0430QW

January 1, 2010

UCP Biosciences, Inc., UCP Home Drug Screening Test Cards

G0431QW

January 1, 2010

Phamatech QuickScreen One Step Amphetamine Test

G0431QW

January 1, 2010

Phamatech QuickScreen One Step THC Screening Test

86308QW

January 4, 2010

Acceava Mono Cassette {For whole blood}

81003QW, 82044QW, 82570QW, 84703QW

January 4, 2010

Siemens, Clinitek Status+ Analyzer

81003QW, 82044QW, 82570QW, 84703QW

January 4, 2010

Siemens, Clinitek Status Connect System

82274QW, G0328QW

January 26, 2010

Care Diagnostics Clarity IFOB Test

CR 6852 also mentioned the following:

  • If a laboratory with a CLIA certificate of waiver performs a qualitative drug screening test for multiple drug classes using a non-chromatographic method, then the test code G0430QW would be the appropriate code to bill;
  • The test code G0431 is a direct replacement for CPT Code 80101;
  • Clinical laboratories with a CLIA certificate of waiver should utilize new test code G0431QW; and
  • Effective July 1, 2010, CPT Code 80101 will no longer be covered by Medicare, and CPT Code 80101QW was deleted on April 1, 2010.

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