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 and Blue Shield (Anthem)-contracted laboratories and identify the proper CPT® codes to use. Contact your Anthem representative for additional information or visit https://www.anthem.com/medicareprovider.

 

Refer patients to https://www.anthem.com/coronavirus to find convenient testing locations

 

If Anthem members request 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-thru 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 tests (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 healthcare.

 

 

In-network lab

Telephone

Website

Eurofins NTD

1-888-683-5227

https://www.ntd-eurofins.com

Eurofins Viracor

1-800-305-5198

https://www.viracor-eurofins.com/test-menu/8300-coronavirus-covid-19-sars-cov-2-rt-pcr

Eurofins Boston Heart

1-877-425-1252

https://bostonheartdiagnostics.com

Fulgent Therapeutics

626-350-0537

https://www.fulgentgenetics.com/covid19

Invitae Corporation

650-466-7242

https://www.invitae.com/en/partners

Gravity Diagnostics

855-841-7111

https://gravitydiagnostics.com/covid-19-coronavirus-testing-partners

Mako Medical Laboratories

1-919-351-6256

https://makomedical.com

 

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May 2021 Anthem Provider News - Virginia