You’ll need a healthcare equity plan to maintain Joint Commission accreditation after Jan. 1.
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After the price transparency rules took effect in January 2021, CMS finally issued the first penalties for violations.
CMS has instructed its MACs to recognize eight new CLIA-waived complexity tests for which labs will be allowed to bill, effective Oct. 1.
Mark Schena was convicted of swindling investors and running a $77 million kickback scheme involving COVID-19 and allergy tests.
Biden administration blames the decision on Congress’ failure to provide the additional funding necessary to keep the program going.
It remains far from clear whether the new surprise billing rule goes far enough to fix the problem of insurers having too much power in disputes.
The agency will also allow CLIA labs to use serology and antigen tests without EUA.
In a move to expand access to lab testing for monkeypox, HHS has authorized the FDA to issue EUAs for in vitro diagnostic tests for the virus.
Make sure your lab billing staff is aware of the changes to ensure full reimbursement.
Second quarter diagnostics earnings were down, but not as much as predicted.