Get Paid More for COVID-19 Testing with New Codes


IMPORTANT: As of May 8th, you now have MORE PAYMENT options available for COVID-19 specimen collection, testing and diagnosis when treating potential coronavirus patients. However, you must successfully meet new CMS requirements to access this added reimbursement.

Recently released coding rule modifications could mean added reimbursement in your pocket for COVID-19 specimen collection, testing and diagnosis. A slew of new codes (e.g., G2023, 86769, U0001, U0002), along with murky guidance, makes getting paid for these services especially tricky – unless you know how.

This is where coding and billing expert, Brenda Edwards, CPC, CDEO, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC, CRC, CRCS, CMCS, can help. During her online training, Brenda will lay out exactly how and when you should use the multitude of new CPT codes, ICD-10 codes, and modifiers to ensure you are paid more of what you are rightfully due for COVID-19 collection, testing and diagnosis. This is especially important as the frequency of COVID-19 related services increase.

Here is just a peek at the practical, easily digestible advice you’ll receive by attending this online training on coding for COVID-19 collection, testing and diagnosis:

  • Collect $23 for each nurse new patient specimen collected using 99211 or G2063
  • Get more COVID-19 claims paid with documentation that meets confirmed diagnosis definition (1)
  • Prevent costly write-offs for virus (86769) and antibody testing (86328, 86769) cost sharing non-coverage
  • Accurately apply modifiers CS, CR, DR, and 95 to cut down denials and boost payup
  • Audit-proof your COVID-19 diagnosis (1) testing and screening (Z11.59) claims
  • Determine when you can bill and get paid for COVID-19 testing during the global surgical period
  • Capture payment for COVID-19 tests performed by medical assistants, nurses and other NPPs
  • Master COVID-19 ICD-10-CM code sequencing during the global ob package to cut denials
  • Pin down private payer crazy modifier requirements to clinch COVID-19 testing reimbursement
  • Apply site-specific billing rules to get FQHC, RHC testing claims paid
  • Get more antibody testing claims paid on their first submission
  • And so much more…

You can get your practice back to “normal” faster than you might think. The key is to ensure you are being reimbursed for ALL of the allowable COVID-19 collection, testing and diagnosis services your practice offers – regardless of who on your staff is providing the service.

By attending this 60-minute online training, you can master the most recent COVID-19 collection, testing and diagnosis coding modifications to earn more of the reimbursement you deserve. Register today for this limited-space, live online training, and get coding for COVID-19 testing must-knows delivered to you clearly, succinctly, and in plain-English. Don’t delay—your well-deserved reimbursement is waiting.

Meet Your Expert

Brenda Edwards

Brenda has been involved in the healthcare arena for over 25 years with experience in chart audit, coding and billing, education, consulting, practice management and compliance.  She has worked closely with practices, providers and residency programs to ensure documentation is compliant and accurate.

Brenda has written many articles for national publications including Healthcare Business Monthly, American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and BC Advantage.  Her humorous and engaging presentation style has made her a conference favorite at both national and regional conferences for AAPC as well as local chapter meetings across the country.  Brenda is also an AAPC workshop and webinar presenter.

Brenda became a Certified Professional Coding Instructor (CPC-I) in 2001 and has assisted countless students obtain their coding credentials through the AAPC Professional Medical Coding Curriculum.  She is also an AAPC ICD10-CM/PCS Training Expert.

She served on the AAPC Chapter Association Board of Directors from 2010-2014 and held office as Chair.  She has been intimately involved in the development and continuation of the Hardship Scholarship Program for AAPC.  Mentoring fellow members of AAPC is a passion for her.  She is co-founder of the northeast Kansas (NEKAAPC) AAPC chapter and has served many offices.


The Webinar was concise and clear.
Laurie McDonald
Service Line Director, Roper St. Francis Healthcare
Wonderful! The webinar provided information that was much needed. I loved the slides that showed a breakdown for billing.
Angela Oswald
Revenue Cycle Manager, My Primary Health Solutions
The speaker was very knowledgeable. It was great!
Lisa Zenger
RHIT, Soerries Coding and Billing Institute
The speaker was well-spoken, very knowledgable about a subject that is ever-changing, which is helpful at this time.
candace nunley
Practice Manager, WV Department of Health and Human Resources