In Billing
Jan 30th, 2019
There are 13 new CLIA-waived tests effective April 1, 2019. The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced in CR11080 that these apply to facilities with a CLIA certificate of waiver. QW is Key to CLIA Waived Test Codes The modifier QW CLIA waived test must be appended to all but a handful of CPT ...
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 ...
Want your practice to make friends and influence people? A recent consumer survey indicates 52 percent of patients want what 23 percent already have, which is the ability to tap into their physician’s electronic health records (EHRs) to access their records for test results, to order prescription refills, and to make appointments. A study by ...
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
Aug 11th, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is updating requirements regarding independent laboratory billing. The policy update applies to automated multi-channel chemistry (AMCC) organ disease panel tests for beneficiaries who are not receiving dialysis for treatment of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Effective for services on or after Jan. 1, 2012, independent labs will no ...