Clarity on CPT Code 99211 for Specimen Collection

The Interim Final Rule (IFR) released 4/30/2020 recognized the need for reimbursement for COVID -19 assessment and specimen collection. Pre-public health emergency (PHE), specimen collection was usually considered part of the office or outpatient evaluation and management (E&M) service.  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) realized early on during the PHE, that testing [...]