Advisory Panel on Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Tests
The Advisory Panel on Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Tests is authorized by section 1834A(f)(1) of the Social Security Act (42 USC 1395m-1). The Panel is governed by the provisions of section 216 of Public Law 113-93—April 1, 2014, and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory panels.
What is the purpose of the Panel?
The purpose of the Panel is to advise the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), on issues related to clinical diagnostic laboratory test, specifically:
- the establishment of payment rates under section 1834A of the Social Security Act for new clinical diagnostic laboratory tests, including whether to use crosswalking or gapfilling processes to determine payment for a specific new test; and
- the factors used in determining coverage and payment processes for new clinical
diagnostic laboratory tests.
In addition, the Panel may provide recommendations to the Secretary of HHS and the Administrator of CMS under section 1834A of the Act.
Who makes up the Panel?
The panel is composed of individuals with expertise in issues related to clinical diagnostic laboratory tests and may include:
- representatives of clinical laboratories
- molecular pathologists
- clinical laboratory researchers
- individuals with expertise in clinical laboratory science or health economics.
The Charter outlines the Panel’s objectives, scope of activities, and description of duties.
View the past charter.
The Panel meetings are open to the public except as determined otherwise by the Secretary or other authorized official. We will publish a notice in the Federal Register announcing upcoming Panel meetings.
- Past Panel Meeting Agendas and Federal Register Notices
- CMS-1706: Membership and Meeting Announcement for the Advisory Panel on Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Tests (7/16-17/2018)
- CDLT Panel Agenda July 16-17, 2018 [PDF, 106KB]
- CDLT Panel Test Code List July 16-17, 2018 [ZIP, 25KB]
- Recommendations from the Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Test Panel Meeting (September 25, 2017) [PDF, 65KB]
- Recommendations from the Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Test Panel Meeting (July 31-August 1, 2017) [PDF, 65KB]
- Recommendations from the Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Test Panel Meeting (September 12, 2016) [PDF, 194KB]
- Recommendations from the Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Test Panel Meeting (July 18, 2016) [PDF, 244KB]
- Recommendations from the Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Test Panel Meeting (October 19, 2015) [PDF, 197KB]
- Recommendations from the Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Test Panel Meeting (August 26, 2015) [PDF, 95KB]
Advanced Diagnostic Laboratory Tests Subcommittee
Automated Tests Panel Subcommittee
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