The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requests Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) utilize codes and modifiers to identify CLIA waived tests approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Testing these Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) regulations allows CMS to avoid paying for tests laboratory tests that are not categorized as waived complexity under CLIA, in facilities with a CLIA certificate of waiver.
Subject: New Waived Tests
Release Date: January 5, 2018
Effective Date: April 1, 2018
Implementation Date: April 2, 2018
Special Notes: NA