July Update of CLIA-Waived Tests, Billing Codes

The July 1, 2013, update to the list of tests waived under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) includes six tests approved by the Food and Drug Administration. When billing for the … [Read more...]

September Update of CLIA-Waived Tests, Billing Codes

The Sept. 6, 2013, update to the list of tests waived under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) includes 14 tests approved by the Food and Drug Administration. When billing for the … [Read more...]

HHS Delays HIPAA Requirement That Labs Update Privacy Notices

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has delayed indefinitely enforcing provisions in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy rule requiring medical labs … [Read more...]

CMS Proposes to Divide Proficiency Testing Sanctions Into Three Categories

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing additional changes to policies under which certain proficiency testing (PT) referrals by laboratories would generally not be subject … [Read more...]

Lab Group, Hospitals Say CMS Needs More Discretion in CLIA Enforcement

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) needs to allow itself more discretion in implementing the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA), hospital and clinical … [Read more...]

New Webinar Just Announced!

CLIA Update: Identify and Prevent Common Deficiencies Jan. 28, 2014, 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Speaker: Judy Yost, MA, MT(ASCP), Director, Division of Laboratory Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid … [Read more...]

January Update of CLIA-Waived Tests, Billing Codes

The Jan. 10, 2014, update to the list of tests waived under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) includes six new tests approved by the Food and Drug Administration. When billing for … [Read more...]

Labs Have Six Months to Comply With Patient Access Rule

Clinical laboratories will have six months to comply with a new rule from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requiring them to provide patients or their representative copies of … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss This Critical Webinar!

The Devil Is in the Details: What Labs Need to Know About Providing Test Results to Patients March 25, 2014, 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Understand the impetus behind the new rule requiring labs to provide … [Read more...]

CMS Proposes Hepatitis C Screening for Eligible Adults

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) March 4 proposed covering screenings for hepatitis C virus (HCV) in adults eligible for Medicare Part A or enrolled in Part B. The agency said it … [Read more...]


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