Article ID Number: A56643 Status: A-Approved
Article Title: Billing and Coding: C-Reactive Protein High Sensitivity Testing (hsCRP)
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Refer to the Novitas Local Coverage Determination (LCD) L34856, C-Reactive Protein High Sensitivity Testing (hsCRP), for reasonable and necessary requirements and frequency limitations.
The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT)/Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) code(s) may be subject to National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edits. This information does not take precedence over NCCI edits. Please refer to NCCI for correct coding guidelines and specific applicable code combinations prior to billing Medicare.
CPT code 86140 is not to be used in place of CPT code 86141, which represents high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) testing.
Consistent with the related LCD, no more than 3 services of CPT code 86141 may be reported per patients lifetime.