Medicare laboratory payment reform threatens to eliminate market competition
The world changed substantially for regional and community clinical laboratories on Aprii 1, 2014. The President signed into law “‘The Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014,” containing the most significant Medicare payment reform of clinical laboratory services since creation of the Part B Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS). The laboratory payment changes were passed without any congressional hearings on the issue, after little-to-no dialogue with congressional committee members, and without any study or evaluation...Read More
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