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CMS Develops New HCPCS Code for Coronavirus Testing

CMS created a new HCPCS code that providers and laboratories may use to report Coronavirus lab testing.

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CMS issues Transmittal on Revised Data Reporting Period under PAMA

Following the passage of the LAB Act, CMS issued a transmittal that specifies the new data reporting period for CDLTs that are not ADLTs.

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CMS Publishes Q1 2020 CCI PTP Edits

CMS publishes the CCI procedure-to-procedure (PTP) edits effective as of January 1, 2020, including the quarterly additions, deletions, and changes.

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Congress Passes the LAB Act

On December 19, Congress passed the Laboratory Access for Beneficiaries (LAB) Act as part of an end-of-year spending package signed into law by the President on December 20.

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CMS Releases 2020 Final CLFS Payment Determinations

CMS releases CY 2020 final payment determinations for the 90 codes reviewed during the summer 2019 CLFS Annual Public Meeting.

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CMS Publishes CY 2020 National Correct Coding Initiative Policy Manual

CMS publishes the annual National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) policy manual for CY 2020.

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CMS Publishes Application for new “U” codes for Laboratory Tests

CMS has published its application for new “U” codes for advanced diagnostic laboratory tests (ADLTs) and FDA-cleared or approved clinical diagnostic laboratory tests (CDLTs).

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CMS Releases 2020 Preliminary CLFS Payment Determinations

CMS releases CY 2020 preliminary payment determinations for 90 codes reviewed during the summer 2019 CLFS Annual Public Meeting.

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CMS Extends Comment Period on Proposed Changes to Proficiency Testing

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has extended the comment period on proposed changes to proficiency testing to June 4.

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Diagnostics: PAMA

CMS Releases Laboratory Data Collection FAQ

CMS has released a new set of frequently asked questions addressing lab data collection.

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Diagnostics: Regulation

CMS Proposes Rule on Proficiency Testing

On February 4, 2019 CMS released the “Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) Proficiency Testing Regulations Related to Analytes and Acceptable Performance” proposed rule on.

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Diagnostics: Payment Rates

CMS Releases CY 2019 CLFS Payment Rates

CMS has released the final CY 2019 payment rates for clinical diagnostic services along with supporting instructional materials.

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Diagnostics: Guidance

FDA Releases Draft Guidance and Announces Webinar on CLIA Waiver Applications

The FDA has updated and released two draft guidance documents that aim to help manufacturers of in vitro diagnostic devices apply for and receive CLIA waivers.

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Diagnostics: OIG

Medicare Payments for Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Tests in 2017: Year 4 of Baseline Data

OIG releases the fourth in a series of data briefs looking at Medicare spending under the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule.

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