Laboratory Question for the Week of February 5, 2024


How should a laboratory document the miles traveled to collect a specimen in 2024?


An independent laboratory billing Medicare for the travel allowance is required to log the miles traveled. CMS will not require paper documentation logs that some MACs may have otherwise required; electronic logs can be maintained instead. However, laboratories will need to be able to produce these electronic logs in a form and manner that can be shared with MACs. (Note: For additional detail on travel allowances, refer to Chapter 15.)

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