The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requests that Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) process claims with attention to new Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) waived tests approved by the Food and Drug Administration, using a QW modifier.
Subject: New Waived Tests
Release Date: May 12, 2017
Effective Date: January 1, 2017
Implementation Date: July 3, 2017
Special Notes: N/A