In Billing
Mar 28th, 2019
With or without a rhyme or reason, you can count on coding changes popping up throughout the year. In addition to April updates to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), providers billing under the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) should be aware of four new CPT codes, a new advanced diagnostic laboratory test, additions to ...
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Feb 9th, 2018
Final payment rates, codes, and supporting documentation for the new private payer rate-based Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) payment system, effective Jan. 1, 2018, are available. What’s Behind the New Payment System? Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) changed the way it sets payment rates for clinical diagnostic laboratory ...
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Feb 27th, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has revised the 2017 travel allowance flat rate for laboratory technicians in accordance with the Internal Revenue Service. Coverage for Travel Medicare Part B will pay a travel allowance for a laboratory technician to draw a specimen from either a nursing home patient or homebound patient, provided the specimen collection ...
Jul 1st, 2016
A final rule the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published in the Federal Register on June 27 requires entities performing clinical diagnostic laboratory tests to report private payer rates for lab tests. CMS will use this data to calculate Medicare rates for lab tests paid under the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) beginning ...
Oct 1st, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released, Sept. 25, a proposed rule that will significantly revise the Medicare payment system for clinical diagnostic laboratory tests (CDLTs) and advanced diagnostic laboratory tests (ADLTs) paid under the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) beginning in 2017. The new payment system will base payments on a weighted ...