Tagged with CLFS Clinical Lab Fee Schedule
In a letter to the House Ways and Means Committee, Chairman Richard Neal has proposed that the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), the U.S. Labor and Treasury Department, along with other interested parties, consolidate their efforts to develop standards for rates for surprise bills.
CMS has announced plans to analyze whether clinical labs improperly unbundled Medicare billing codes for panel diagnostic tests in order to receive higher payments.
CMS has released its final 2019 Medicare clinical laboratory fee schedule (CLFS) payment determinations for new and reconsidered clinical lab test codes. Specifically, CMS finalized the basis for establishing the payment rate (crosswalking or gapfilling), along with the agency’s rationale for the decision.
CMS has published the final payment rates and supporting documentation for the new private payor rate-based CLFS payment system.
CMS has released its preliminary payment rates for laboratory tests to be paid under the new market-based Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) to take effect January 1, 2018.
CMS has announced a deadline postponement for certain laboratories to report private payer data for the new laboratory fee schedule. CMS stated the deadline was moved to May 30 due to industry feedback which suggested that many reporting entities would not be able to submit a complete set of applicable information by the initial March 31 deadline.