CMS requests that Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) follow instructions for a quarterly update to the clinical laboratory fee schedule. CLFS rates are based on weighted median private payor rates in accordance with the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) of 2014.
Subject: Quarterly Update for Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule and Laboratory Services Subject to Reasonable Charge Payment
Release Date: February 2, 2018
Effective Date: January 1, 2018
Implementation Date: April 2, 2018
Special Notes: N/A