In CMS
Sep 16th, 2011
A proposed rule, drafted jointly by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), would amend a patient privacy provision of two federal laws to grant patients access to test results directly from laboratories through the use of health information ...
In Billing
Jul 1st, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released, June 17, the latest laboratory tests approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as waived tests under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA). According to CMS Transmittal 2244, there will be five new tests that are covered under Medicare Parts A and B effective Oct. ...
In Billing
Nov 12th, 2010
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated, Nov. 5, its list of waived tests approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA), and instructed Medicare administrative contractors (MACs) to do the same. To ensure accurate claims payment, clinical diagnostic labs should follow suit. CLIA ...
In Billing
Oct 29th, 2010
First the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said the procedure status indicator change to “Not valid for Medicare purposes” for CPT® code 80101 Drug screen, qualitative; single drug class method was effective April 1, 2010. Then the agency said the effective date was July 1, 2010. And then the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) changed the ...
In Billing
Sep 10th, 2010
New Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) waived tests approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) were released Aug 27. The CPT® codes for the following new tests must have the modifier QW CLIA waived test to be recognized as such (with the exception of code 82962). CPT® Code Effective Date Description G0430QW Jan. 1 ...