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Congress passes CARES Act

On March 27, 2020, the President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

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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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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 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 Laboratory Data Collection FAQ

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

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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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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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Diagnostics: Litigation

ACLA Files Lawsuit Challenging CMS Implementation of PAMA Section 216

On Monday December 11, the American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) filed a legal challenge to CMS’s implementation of the revised Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) required under Section 216 of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) of 2014.

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Diagnostics: Regulation

Breaking: CMS Releases Anticipated PAMA 216 Regulations

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services today posted the long-awaited proposed rule to implement section 216 of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act.

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