Addition of the QW Modifier to Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Code 87636

This article informs you of the addition of the QW modifier to HCPCS code 87636 [Infectious agent detection by nucleic acid (DNA or RNA); severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (Coronavirus disease [COVID-19]) and influenza virus types A and B, multiplex amplified probe technique]. CMS included HCPCS code 87636 in Transmittal R10575CP (CR 12080) with an effective date of October 6, 2020.

Last Updated: 04/28/2021