Are you and your laboratory ready for the new payment regulations taking effect in 2018? On January 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin using the new clinical laboratory fee schedule (CLFS) payment rates, as required under the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA). Under PAMA, CMS will create a single, national fee schedule and rebase lab fees to reflect lower private sector rates.
As a laboratory professional, you need to understand and be prepared for the impact of this payment system on your laboratory’s budget and bottom line. This webinar will provide information to help you manage the changes with minimal interruption to your lab’s operational performance.
After participating in this webinar, you will be able to:
- List the 2018 CPT codes and their payment rates
- Describe the changes to the CLFS and how they will affect your laboratory
- Implement strategies for your lab to survive amidst the changes being driven by the new fee schedule
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.