The New Clinical Lab Fee Schedule - What to Expect in 2017

  • Credit:1.0 ACCENT
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Date:NOV.30.2016 2:00 PM - 03:00 PM

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This summer, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published its long-awaited final rule overhauling the clinical laboratory fee schedule (CLFS). Under the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA), CMS will create a single, national fee schedule and rebase lab fees to reflect lower private sector rates. While the start date for implementing the law has been pushed back until January 1, 2018, ‘applicable’ clinical laboratories will be required to begin reporting their financial data in 2017.

As a laboratory professional, you need to understand the impact of this payment system on your laboratory’s budget and bottom line.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this webinar, you will understand:

  • Which laboratories will have to submit payment data and when
  • The type of information that will need to be reported and in what format
  • The impact of the new fee schedule on future payment rates
  • The purpose for AMA’s new Proprietary Laboratory Analyses codes
  • The 2017 CPT codes and their payment rates

In addition, you will learn strategies for your lab to succeed amidst the changes being driven by the new fee schedule.

Target Audience

Laboratory administrators, directors, managers, compliance officers, IVD industry professionals, and others whose work involves laboratory coding and reimbursement.



Vince Stine, PhD
Director, Government Affairs, AACC, Washington DC


Charles Root, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, CodeMap®, Schaumburg, IL

Dr. Root is a widely recognized expert in clinical laboratory coding and reimbursement. He has provided consulting services for over 20 years to healthcare providers and manufacturers regarding compliance, coding, and healthcare economic issues.

Peter Kazon, JD, Senior Counsel, Alston & Bird, LLC, Washington, DC

Mr. Kazon is a senior counsel in Alston & Bird’s Washington, D.C. office concentrating on health care law and policy. He counsels health care providers (including clinical laboratories and diagnostic companies) on regulatory issues, including Medicare reimbursement, Stark self‐referral, fraud and abuse, food and drug law, and antitrust matters.

Continuing Education Credits

AACC designates this program for a maximum of 1.0 ACCENT® credit hours. AACC is an approved provider of continuing education for clinical laboratory scientists in the states of California, Florida, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Rhode Island, and West Virginia. (ACCENT®-approved programs are also accepted by ASCLS and ASCP for continuing education credit.)

Registration Information

  • Registration covers one phone line and one computer connection for the webinar.
  • If you are unable to register online, use the PDF registration form provided and fax or mail this form with your payment.
  • Several business days prior to the webinar, AACC will e-mail instructions to the registrant on how to participate, including a phone number to call to listen to the audio portion of the webinar and a URL where you can log in for the visual portion of the webinar. 

Technical Requirements

Information for attendees outside of the United States

If you are outside of the U.S., we recommend that you listen to the webinar via your computer speakers. If for some reason the webinar is not being broadcast over your computer speakers, and you do have high-speed internet and a Skype* subscription on your computer, you can use Skype for the phone portion of the webinar as a way to avoid charges from your phone company. Just call in to the US number using Skype.

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  • A separate telephone line for the audio or a sound card and speakers
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Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be submitted in writing to AACC Customer Service no later than November 21, 2016. Written cancellations received by this date will qualify for a refund, less a $35 processing fee. Cancellations received after this date will not be eligible for a refund. Send cancellation notice to AACC Customer Service at custserv@aacc.org or 202-887-5093 (FAX).