Laboratory Question for the Week of July 18, 2016

Laboratory Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

Why did CMS delay the implementation of the new lab payment system?

Answer:

According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), it delayed the implementation to give labs sufficient time to develop the information systems necessary to collect, review, and verify the private-payer data they are required to submit. It also will allow time for CMS to perform independent validation and testing of its system through which laboratories will report applicable information, and allow laboratories to perform end-to-end testing of their systems with CMS’s.

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