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Edition 5: 2015 Laboratory Fee Schedule and Sequestration 

Effective January 1, 2015 the Clinical Lab Fee Schedule (CLFS) saw a reduction of 0.3%. You can access the 2015 CLFS at

http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-Fee-for-Service-Payment/ClinicalLabFeeSched/clinlab.html

In addition, CMS proposed several new changes for CPT codes 80300 through 80377 for 2015. These codes represent various drug screening codes, many which are specific to individual drug testing. Several of the 2014 drug testing CPT codes were deleted as well as specific individual drug codes added. On October 9, 2014, CMS decided to review these proposed changes and…(Read More Here)

Edition 5: 2015 Laboratory Fee Schedule and Sequestration

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Effective January 1, 2015 the Clinical Lab Fee Schedule (CLFS) saw a reduction of 0.3%. You can access the 2015 CLFS at http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-Fee-for-Service-Payment/ClinicalLabFeeSched/clinlab.html.

In addition, CMS proposed several new changes for CPT codes 80300 through 80377 for 2015. These codes represent various drug screening codes, many which are specific to individual drug testing. Several of the 2014 drug testing CPT codes were deleted as well as specific individual drug codes added. On October 9, 2014, CMS decided to review these proposed changes and delay pricing due to concerns with over payment. In the mean time several of the deleted test codes were to be reported with the new test codes that CMS is not recognizing. In order to rectify this over sight, CMS has created several new alpha numeric G codes to replace the 2014 CPT codes that were deleted in 2015. You can access a full list of the temporary G codes and specific drugs that were cross walked at: (more…)