The 2011 Clinical Lab Fee Schedule annual update has been released. The update, effective Jan. 1, 2011, includes 16 new codes and 1,188 modified codes. Under the new fee schedule, local clinical laboratory rates are reduced by 1.75 percent while payments for reasonable charges for all other lab services goes up 1.1 percent. (more…)
December 10th, 2010
New Medicare travel allowance fees for specimen collection have been updated in regard to the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS). Change Request (CR) 6864 revises the 2010 payment of travel allowances, either on a per mileage basis (P9603) or on a flat rate per trip basis (P9604). The implementation date is set for April 5.
April 5th, 2010