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NEW YORK – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Wednesday it is increasing payments for high-throughput SARS-CoV-2 lab tests. 

CMS will pay $100 for SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic tests that use high-throughput technologies allowing for increased capacity and faster results. Labs can bill for these tests using code U0003 for PCR-based coronavirus tests and code U0004 for tests using any technique with high-throughput technology. 

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