On February 21, 2022, AMA CPT announced they were releasing a new COVID lab test code. This is an area of CPT that's been largely dormant since Fall 2020, despite the enormous uptake of COVID testing of multiple types.
The code is:
87913, infectious agent genotype analysis by nucleic acid (DNA or RNA), SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), mutation identification in targeted regions.
In the past, CMS has rapidly developed local MAC pricing for new COVID lab codes, ensured that all MACs will pay the same local price, and then published that price. The codes also come into the subsequent annual summer crosswalk/gapfill process, where they've been generally gapfilled at the same price that was initially set. We'll see what happens with 87913.