New CLIA Waived Tests Reiterated

Medicare administrative contractors (MACs) have been alerted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that the following new waived tests under the Clinical Laboratory Improvements Amendments of 1988 will continue to be waived in 2012.

To be considered as waived, the newly recognized tests must be reported with the codes below and the modifier QW appended.

81003QW Germaine Laboratories Inc. AimStrip Urine Analyzer

G0434QW UCP Biosciences, Inc. UCP Drug Screening Test Cups

G0434QW Diagnostic Test Group Clarity Multiple Drug Screen Cups

81003QW Mediwatch urinewatch Urine Analyzer

G0434QW Insight Medical Drug of Abuse Urine Cassette Test

G0434QW Insight Medical Drug of Abuse Urine Cup Test

G0434QW Instant Technologies, Inc. iScreen Drug of Abuse Urine (Cassette) Test

G0434QW Instant Technologies, Inc. iScreen Drug of Abuse Urine (Cup) Test

G0434QW Jant Pharmacal Accutest Drug of Abuse Urine (Cassette) Test

G0434QW Jant Pharmacal Accutest Drug of Abuse Urine (Cup) Test

G0434QW Total Diagnostic Solutions Drug of Abuse Urine (Cassette) Test

G0434QW Total Diagnostic Solutions Drug of Abuse Urine (Cup) Test

G0434QW Diagnostic Test Group Clarity Simple Drug Screening Cups

G0434QW Diagnostic Test Group Clarity Multi-Drug Test Cards

81003QW Uri-Trak 120 Urine Analyzer

G0434QW UCP Biosciences, Inc. U-Checker Drug Screening Test Cup

For more information, check CMS Transmittal 2321.

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