Medicare Part B Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule: Revised Information for Laboratories on Collecting and Reporting Data for the Private Payor Rate-Based Payment System - Revised

MLN Matters Number: SE19006 Revised
Article Release Date: January 8, 2020

Note: CMS revised this article on January 8, 2020, to note that for CDLTs that are not ADLTs, the data reporting is delayed by one year and must now be reported from January 1, 2021 through March 31, 2021 (previously January 1, 2020 through March 31, 2020). All references to the 2020 data reporting period have been changed to 2021. CMS added the "CLFS Data Reporting Period Delayed" Section on page 24 to summarize the changes. All other information remains the same.

This article will assist the laboratory community in meeting the requirements under Section 1834A of the Social Security Act (the Act) for the Medicare Part B Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS). It includes clarifications for determining whether a hospital outreach laboratory meets the requirements to be an "applicable laboratory," the applicable information (that is, private payor rate data) that must be collected and reported to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the entity responsible for reporting applicable information to CMS, the data collection and reporting periods, and the schedule for implementing the next private payor-rate based CLFS update. Also, this revised article includes information about the condensed data reporting option for reporting entities. CMS previously issued additional information about the CLFS data collection system and Advanced Diagnostic Laboratory Tests (ADLTs) through separate instructions.

View the complete CMS Medicare Learning Network (MLN) Matters Special Edition (SE)19006.

            Last Updated Thu, 09 Jan 2020 11:44:38 +0000