The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requests that Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) work to accommodate CMS coverage of Hepatitis B screening for non-pregnant, high risk individuals with the appropriate U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved/cleared laboratory tests. The coverage is compliant with Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA) regulations.
Subject: Screening for Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Infection
Release Date: June 29, 2017
Effective Date: September 8, 2016
Implementation Date: October 2, 2017
Special Notes: Transmittal 197, Pub. 100-03, and Transmittal 3793, Pub. 100-04 dated June 9, 2017, are being rescinded and replaced by Transmittals 3804 and Transmittal 3804 dated June 29, 2017 to correct the verbiage in split release dates to state the following: October 2, 2017 analysis and design. January 2, 2018 Testing and implementation. All other information remains the same.