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  • ABN Form Renewal

    The Office of Management and Budget approved the Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN) (Form CMS-R-131 (ZIP)) and instructions (PDF) for renewal. You must use the renewed form with the expiration date of June 30, 2023, beginning August 31. There are no other changes to the form. Visit the ABN webpage for more information.

  • Clinical Laboratory Data  Reporting: Enforcement Discretion
    On March 30, CMS announced that it will exercise enforcement discretion until May 30, 2017, with respect to the data reporting period for reporting applicable information under the Clinical Laboratory fee Schedule (CLFS) and the application of the Secretary’s potential assessment of civil monetary penalties for failure to report applicable information. 
    View the announcement (PDF) and PAMA regulations page. 
  • Effective January 1, 2018, Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule rates will be based on weighted median private payor rates as required by the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) of 2014. For more details, including how to prepare, collect and report data, visit PAMA Regulations.

  • The CLIA Program and Medicare Laboratory Services (PDF) is designed to provide education on CLIA test methods categorized, enrollment In the CLIA program, types of certificates, certificate compliance and performance measures, and certificate of accreditation.


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