Laboratory Question for the Week of February 12, 2018

Laboratory Compliance Question of the Week


What is the annual update for local lab fees this year?


For local clinical laboratory fees for 2018, the annual update is 1.10 percent— but this applies only to the codes for Pap smear tests and payments made on a reasonable charge basis for all other lab services.

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