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PREVENT Pandemics Act Draft Holds Consequential Policies for Labs

The COVID-19 pandemic and the public health emergency (PHE) continue to make waves as its tsunami of impacts sweeps deeply into the whole of healthcare. The multitude of implications includes a new policy draft discussion about preparing for future pandemics. The emerging legislation called the Prepare for and Respond to

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New 2022 NCCI Guidelines Arrive

With the 2022 National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) Policy Manual for Medicare Services now available, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have included new guidelines related to laboratory services. Provided below are the most noteworthy additions to Chapter 10 for pathology and laboratory services (CPT codes 80000–89999). Note

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Laboratory Coding Updates and Changes for 2021

January 1, 2021 has arrived  and with it are the latest CPT® code changes made by the American Medical Association (AMA) effective at the start of the year.  The current codes, guidelines, and parenthetical changes can be found in the 2021 CPT Professional code book. Below is an overview of

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Molecular Testing – Why Is Reimbursement Lacking?

Molecular diagnostic assays are one of the fastest growing segments for clinical diagnostics. Advancements in testing capabilities allows for rapid determination by simultaneously assessing multiple genes, which for some patients will have life changing effects, by identification of low prevalence inherited and environmentally induced diseases, syndromes and conditions. The advancements

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COVID-19 Codes: The Ones You Need to Know

CMS released multiple reporting codes for COVID-19 for laboratory services. We created this guide to help you understand the latest information and implications for the COVID-19 codes currently available. Fill out the form to download the article.  COVID-19 Laboratory Codes Name* First Last Email* Enter Email Confirm Email Phone* Job

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Laboratory 2020 – New Codes and Problem Areas

Quick reference for the laboratory – new codes for 2020 and guidance with new coding issues. For 2020, there were numerous changes to the Laboratory and Pathology Section of the CPT® manual. As always, it’s critical to ensure all staff have a complete understanding of the changes impacting laboratory. To

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