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Indirect Independent Diagnostic Testing Facility Updates

Due to healthcare having more technical resources at it’s disposal, the CMS has updated some indirect IDTF rules.

As a reminder, an IDTF is independent of BOTH an attending or consulting physician’s office AND a hospital.

Updated in CY 2022 in the Medicare Program Integrity Manual, Chapter 10 are the changes for an indirect IDTF.

  • Diagnostic services via offsite computer modeling and analytics, or
  • Other forms of testing that do not involve direct patient contact

Facilities that qualify are exempt from the following requirements:

  • Comprehensive liability insurance
  • Posting the standards outlined in 42 CFR 410.33(g)(9) for review publicly by patients
  • Documentation of beneficiary’s complaint

To find out more read the Independent Diagnostic Testing Facility (IDTF) MLN Booklet


            Last Updated Thu, 17 Nov 2022 21:39:30 +0000