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CMS Eliminates 50-50 Payment Rule for ESRD Lab Services

by | Feb 25, 2015

Effective April 1, 2015, laboratory services provided in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) facilities will no longer be paid in accordance with the 50-50 rule. The Medicare ESRD benefit previously provided payment for dialysis and some dialysis-related services under a per-treatment composite rate. Separate payment for automated multichannel chemistry laboratory tests was determined according to the […]

Effective April 1, 2015, laboratory services provided in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) facilities will no longer be paid in accordance with the 50-50 rule. The Medicare ESRD benefit previously provided payment for dialysis and some dialysis-related services under a per-treatment composite rate. Separate payment for automated multichannel chemistry laboratory tests was determined according to the […]

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