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PAMA-Geddon: CMS Slashes 2018 Part B Lab Rates

by | Oct 24, 2017

Resisting industry pleas for a delay, CMS is sticking to the Jan. 1 start date for the new PAMA payment system. Even worse, it’s sticking to its misguided formula for pricing lab tests. Result: The CMS preliminary 2018 Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) provides for disturbingly deep and widespread cuts in lab payments. How Did […]

Resisting industry pleas for a delay, CMS is sticking to the Jan. 1 start date for the new PAMA payment system. Even worse, it’s sticking to its misguided formula for pricing lab tests. Result: The CMS preliminary 2018 Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) provides for disturbingly deep and widespread cuts in lab payments. How Did […]

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