Sweeping Changes to Medicare Payment for Clinical Laboratory Services

Under the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (the Act), Congress adopted a substantially different pathway for setting payments under the Medicare Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS). These reforms are intended to modernize the CLFS by moving away from a payment system based upon historical charge data that are now nearly 30 years old and moving to a market-based payment system intended to provide accurate, transparent and timely rate-setting determinations for clinical laboratory services. Congress also adopted certain coding and coverage reforms alongside the payment reforms.

Read More: http://www.mwe.com/Sweeping-Changes-to-Medicare-Payment-for-Clinical-Laboratory-Services/

Reprinted with permission from McDermott, Will & Emery

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