COVID-19 Virus and Antibody Testing

December 16, 2020

On December 9, 2020, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) updated the COVID-19 Virus and Antibody Testing guidance previously published on November 24, 2020, on the DHCS website.

The guidance provides information on Medi-Cal coverage of COVID-19 tests (viral and serologic [antibody]), as well as a list of additional state and federal resources that providers can leverage regarding COVID-19 tests. The new changes are specific to pharmacist reimbursement for COVID-19 tests. There is also a list of Frequently Asked Questions that providers may find helpful.

Providers are encouraged to refer to this guidance when conducting tests for COVID-19, as well as when billing for said tests.