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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