The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requests Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) accept and deal with a quarterly update to the clinical laboratory fee schedule and utilize a Recurring Update Notification (RUN) that contains relevant instructions. Contractors must retrieve and load the RUN for testing and claims processing purposes and make CMS aware of receipt.
Subject: Quarterly Update for Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule and Laboratory Services Subject to Reasonable Charge Payment
Release Date: March 14, 2018
Effective Date: January 1, 2018
Implementation Date: April 2, 2018
Special Notes: Transmittal 3973, dated February 8, 2018, is being rescinded and replaced by Transmittal 3999, dated,March 14, 2018 to remove the list of new codes with a QW modifier that were effective as of April 1, 2018 from the policy section. All other information remains the same.