In Billing
Feb 7th, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing to change the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) for 2020 and it could affect a medical group or facility’s bottom line. CLIA Analyte Additions The notice of proposed rulemaking includes the addition and deletion of analytes – or the components being studied – ...
In CMS
Jan 3rd, 2019
Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) fees are being increased for the first time in 20 years, according to a holiday week notice from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). CLIA Fees Based on 1992 CMS wants a 20 percent increase for laboratories seeking a CLIA certificate. The agency explained that the program and ...
In Billing
Dec 11th, 2018
Effective March 16, 2018, Medicare will cover diagnostic laboratory tests using next generation sequencing (NGS) when ordered by a treating physician and performed in a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certified lab. Other specific requirements also must be met. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) revised the national coverage determination for NGS (NCD ...
In Billing
Feb 14th, 2018
The HCPCS Level II code G0475 HIV antigen/antibody, combination assay, screening is effective for dates of service on or after April 13, 2015, and is subject to Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) edits, despite its omission in previous transmittals from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). For Medicare reimbursement, G0475 requires a facility to have either a ...
In Billing
Feb 5th, 2018
The Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) requires that only certified labs may bill for laboratory services, unless the test in question has been granted a waiver. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced several new laboratory services, recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which qualify for a ...