Identifying the most appropriate COVID-19 testing codes, testing sites and type of test to use can be confusing. The guidance below can make it easier for you to refer your patients to high-quality, lower-cost COVID-19 testing sites, find Anthem Blue Cross (Anthem) contracted laboratories and identify the proper CPT codes to use. Contact your Anthem representative for additional information or visit https://providers.anthem.com/ca.

 

Refer patients to www.anthem.com/ca/medi-cal to find convenient testing locations

If an Anthem member requests a COVID-19 test, you may refer them to Anthem to find a testing location near them. Our test-site finder gives members important information about each site, including days and hours of operation, and if they offer:

  • Appointment or walk-in
  • Drive through service
  • Rapid test results
  • Antibody testing
  • Testing for children

 

Consider Antigen testing as an option when rapid results are needed

Antigen tests can be a quicker way to detect COVID-19 than nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT), (for example, PCR). Antigen tests offer a reasonable and lower cost alternative when screening asymptomatic or low-risk patients and may be most useful for individuals within the first five to seven days of symptoms when virus replication is at its highest.

 

Send swab tests to Anthem-contracted laboratories

When providing COVID-19 molecular testing services to our members, consider utilizing the following additional in-network, high-quality labs to assist in helping to ensure that our members are receiving high-value health care.

 

In-network lab

Telephone

Website

Fulgent Therapeutics

1-626-350-0537

https://www.fulgentgenetics.com/covid19

Lab 24, LLC

1-877-319-7222

https://lab24.us



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May 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California