Compliance Perspectives: Laboratory Phlebotomists in Physician Offices? States Increasingly Saying ‘No’

A common practice among clinical laboratories is to place laboratory employees, such as phlebotomists, in physicians’ offices for the purpose of collecting lab samples. This practice has been allowed, … [Read more...]

Compliance Perspectives: Direct Patient Access to Laboratory Test Reports: 10 Things a Lab Should Know About the Final Rule

On Feb. 6, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Office for Civil Rights finalized the Patients’ Access to Test Reports final … [Read more...]

News-At-A-Glance: CLIA Gets in on Glucose Meter Issue

During a July 2 webinar, Ann Snyder, a medical technologist for the Division of Laboratory Services for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in Baltimore said that if a Clinical … [Read more...]

Compliance Perspectives: Compliance Warning: Watch Out for 2015 Laboratory Drug CPT® Code Changes

The American Medical Association (AMA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have posted the preliminary new, revised, and deleted CPT® codes for 2015. The Drug Testing and the … [Read more...]

Compliance Corner

Can a high-complexity CLIA-certified laboratory perform and bill for a test marked as research use only or investigational use only by the manufacturer? As long as the laboratory meets the CLIA … [Read more...]