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Laboratory

For the Week of October 27, 2014

Question:

For specimen-collection fees and travel allowances, how should an independent lab identify its billing jurisdiction?

Answer:

Effective December 22, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently revised chapter 16, section 50.5 of the Medicare Claims Processing Manual, which applies to this billing rule. It says that the billing jurisdiction “lies with the B MAC serving the area in which the laboratory test is performed.”

Additional information on this subject can be found at http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/Transmittals/Downloads/R3071CP.pdf.

 

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