Policy update: Drug screen testing
Effective March 1, 2022, separate reimbursement is not allowed for specimen validity testing when utilized for drug screening. Reimbursement is included in the CPT® and HCPCS code descriptions for presumptive and definitive drug testing. Modifier 59, XE, XP, XS, and XU will not be allowed to override.
For additional information, please review the Drug Screen Testing reimbursement policy at
December 2021 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California