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Specimen Collection for COVID-19 Now Medi-Cal Benefit

April 7, 2020

Effective for dates of service on or after March 1, 2020, HCPCS codes G2023 (specimen collect covid-19) and G2024 (spec coll snf/lab covid-19) are now Medi-Cal benefits.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services established two Level II HCPCS codes G2023 and G2024 for the specimen collection for COVID-19 testing. These codes are billable by clinical diagnostic laboratories.