CompuNet Updates: January 2024

Premier Pulse     January 2024

CompuNet Launches New Website For Enhanced User Experience

In December, CompuNet successfully launched our new website at Designed for both patients and providers, the site offers a modern and user-friendly experience. Patients can easily access information and schedule appointments, while health care providers can quickly access valuable resources. CompuNet remains committed to technological advancements, and this website reflects our dedication to providing an exceptional online platform. Explore the new site and share your feedback as we continue to prioritize your experience.

OB Hepatitis C Screening Reflexive Test Available

Effective January 10, 2024, CompuNet will begin to offer a reflexive OB Hepatitis C Screening test based on CDC recommendations to screen all pregnant women during each pregnancy. The test will allow a single specimen collection to provide results on the HCV status. See below for the reflexive algorithm for EPIC LAB6864 (OB Hepatitis C Screening).

Because the test is reflexive, additional testing may be warranted, which may not be reimbursable by the initial diagnosis code for Hepatitis C screening. CompuNet’s billing department will contact practices seeking additional diagnosis codes, if indicated, to cover reimbursement for additional testing performed. Suggested diagnosis codes are included here and are available on the CompuNet website under the provider section at

Should the office not provide the necessary assistance in providing the additional diagnosis codes to support reimbursement, CompuNet may disable the reflexive test. Providers will then have to return to ordering a la carte.

Testing Sequence For Identifying Current HVC Infection (Epic Lab6864)

References: American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2021 225B8-B18DOI: (10.1016/j.ajog.2021.06.008)

Suggested Diagnosis Codes

HCV ANTIBODY----86803  

Suggested ICD10 codes for screening during pregnancy

Z36.9---Encounter for antenatal screening, unspecified

  • For individuals who test positive for HCV by initial antibody screening, follow-up nucleic acid testing for HCV (to differentiate between active infection and resolved infection) MEETS COVERAGE CRITERIA.

ICD10 suggestions for coverage of additional HCV testing

B17.1---Acute Hepatitis C

B18.2---Chronic Viral Hepatitis C

B19.2---Unspecified Viral Hepatitis C

O98.41---Viral Hepatitis complicating pregnancy

O98.411, O98.412, O98.413, 098.419

R68.89---Symptoms, signs, and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings not elsewhere classified

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