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    There are 4 types of CLIA Certificates.

    1. A certificate of waiver allows a laboratory to perform only tests categorized as waived.

    2. A certificate of PPM allows a laboratory to perform tests categorized as provider perform microscopy procedures and, if desired, waived tests.

    3. A certificate of compliance allows a laboratory to perform tests categorized as waived, PPM, moderate or high complexity.

    4. A certificate of accreditation allows a laboratory to perform tests categorized as waived, PPM, moderate or high complexity.

    When a lab with certificate of waiver performs a waived test they are required to use modifier QW.

    When a lab has a ceritificate of PPM they are allowed to perform waived test, but CAN THEY BILL THE WAIVED TSET WITHOUT MOD QW?

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    We performa few waived tests in the office. We are a waived lab under CLIA. Medicare is denying these charges with remark notes of "CON, GRA, R1" What am I missing?

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