On November 23, 2021, CMS released payment files for CY2020 for Part B services, by CPT code. See my blog here.
I've pulled out the COVID lab tests payments for a separate headline.
COVID Code Usage CY2020
Here's a table of the COVID lab code usage. Use of neutralizing antibody tests was almost nil, and use of antibody and antigen tests were only 5% and 2% of payments, respectively. Almost all PCR testing went through the "high throughput" codes for platforms with > 200 tests per day.
CMS spent about $1B in total on COVID testing, and $900M on high volume PCR testing.
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