Current Status of Clinical Laboratory Reimbursement

April 2014
Clinical Laboratory Science;Spring2014, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p119
Academic Journal
No abstract available.


Related Articles

  • Washington report. Healthcare Reform: Dumping on Medicare Part B. Birenbaum, Mark S. // MLO: Medical Laboratory Observer;Feb2011, Vol. 43 Issue 2, p39 

    The article reports on the move of lawmakers to take out 10 billion dollars from the Medicare Part B fee schedule in order to fund healthcare reform in the U.S. It says that the move will enable laboratories receiving small portion of revenues from Part B to pay little for healthcare reform. For...

  • Medicare laboratory payment reform threatens to eliminate market competition. Birenbaum, Mark; Allen, Julie Scott // MLO: Medical Laboratory Observer;Jul2014, Vol. 46 Issue 7, p52 

    The article discusses the impact of the Medicare payment reform of clinical laboratory services contained in the U.S. law, Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014. It explains the highlights of the law, noting that any individual test code could see reductions of up to 75% over a period of six...

  • Washington report. HR3630 and CMS: the small print and small labs. Beigel, Douglas // MLO: Medical Laboratory Observer;Jun2012, Vol. 44 Issue 6, p46 

    The article reports on The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, or the House Resolution (HR) 3630. It mentions the two laboratory-specific provisions of the bill, which is the reduction of the rate of Medicare payment for laboratory services and the power given to independent...

  • Medicare's Payment Strategy For End-Stage Renal Disease Now Embraces Bundled Payment And Pay-For-Performance To Cut Costs. Swaminathan, Shailender; Mor, Vincent; Mehrotra, Rajnish; Trivedi, Amal // Health Affairs;Sep2012, Vol. 31 Issue 9, p2051 

    Since 1973 Medicare has provided health insurance coverage to all people who have been diagnosed with end-stage renal disease, or kidney failure. In this article we trace the history of payment policies in Medicare's dialysis program from 1973 to 2011, while also providing some insight into the...

  • Playing well together. Rutledge, Valinda; Nielsen, Nancy // Modern Healthcare;10/17/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 42, p26 

    The authors relate that a unique opportunity was made possible by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in the U.S. The Act offers physicians, hospitals, post-acute providers and others to redesign Medicare payments and significantly improve coordination of care with the announcement by...

  • A battle with many fronts. Scott Allen, Julie // MLO: Medical Laboratory Observer;Oct2013, Vol. 45 Issue 10, p52 

    The article highlights the economic challenges surrounding clinical laboratories in the U.S. Such economic challenges include the annual reductions imposed by the Congress on Medicare Part B laboratory reimbursement rates, proposed budget cuts on average laboratory tests, and the Centers for...

  • Congress Averts Medicare Fee Cuts, Extends Therapy Cap Exceptions, Delays ICD-10. LUSIS, INGRIDA // ASHA Leader;May2014, Vol. 19 Issue 5, p22 

    The article discusses the implications of House Resolution (HR) 4302, the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, passed by the U.S. Senate and Congress on March 31, 2014 for speech language pathologists and audiologists in the country. The four components mandated by the legislation that are...

  • Safe for now. Mertz, Alan // MLO: Medical Laboratory Observer;Feb2013, Vol. 45 Issue 2, p38 

    The article discusses the recent decision of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) with regards to the final payment determinations for the new molecular and related test codes. The positive aspects of the decision include certainty concerning the future of payments for an...

  • Bundled payments can shape the financial futures of pathologists and clinical laboratories. Graham, Sherrie // MLO: Medical Laboratory Observer;May2015, Vol. 47 Issue 5, p28 

    The article discusses value-based payment or bundled payment, Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA), and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Initiative (BPCI). Topics discussed include bundling of reimbursements to hospitals and...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics