Laboratory Question for the Week of April 30, 2018

Laboratory Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

What lab tests are included in the new exception policy for reporting the date of service?

Answer:

The new exception policy applies to advanced diagnostic laboratory tests (ADLTs) and molecular pathology tests. Transmittal 4000 (issued March 16, 2018) includes a list of the specific laboratory test HCPCS codes subject to this new policy. For the transmittal, which also includes policy details, go to https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/Transmittals/2018-Transmittals-Items/R4000CP.html.


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