Our office performs glucose testing by finger stick using a device that is designed for home blood glucose monitoring. Should we report Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 82948?

No. CPT code 82948 (glucose; blood, reagent strip) is reported when a blood glucose level is determined by reagent strip method. The procedure includes placing a drop of blood on a glucose oxidase strip and comparing the strip against a color chart on the side of the vial that contains the unused reagent strips. CPT code 82962 (glucose, blood by glucose monitoring device[s] cleared by the Food and Drug Administration [FDA] specifically for home use) is reported when testing is performed using an FDA-cleared device designed for home blood glucose monitoring use. When these devices are used in a physician office or outpatient clinic or at the time of a home visit, code 82962 is reported.

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