New Waived Tests - Revised

MLN Matters Number: MM11982 Revised
Related CR Release Date: October 15, 2020
Related CR Transmittal Number: R10397CP
Related Change Request (CR) Number: 11982
Effective Date: January 1, 2021
Implementation Date: January 4, 2021

Note: CMS revised this article to reflect a revised CR 11982, issued on October 15, 2020.  The CR revised an incorrect date for one of the codes for 87804QW. The date in the article was correct already. In the article, CMS revised the CR release date, transmittal number, and the web address of the CR. All other information remains the same.

CR 11982 tells you of new Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) waived tests approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Since these tests are marketed immediately after approval, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) must notify the MACs of the new tests so that they can accurately process claims. There are five newly added waived complexity tests listed in the table below.

View the complete CMS Medicare Learning Network (MLN) Matters (MM)11982.


            Last Updated Fri, 16 Oct 2020 14:35:55 +0000