2014 Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule
CMS published the 2014 Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) and the accompanying transmittal R2823CP on its website. The transmittal says there is a negative 0.75 percent update to the fee schedule after all factors like the productivity adjustment and the -1.75 percent from the Affordable Care Act. That means that a test, like a comprehensive metabolic panel that paid $14.53 in 2013 will pay $14.41 in 2014, a change of $0.12. This is a relatively small change in the CLFS. Read more and Additional Resources.
KnowledgeLab 2014 registration now open!
KnowledgeLab 2014 registration is live! Learn why you should join fellow laboratorians in Las Vegas, May 4-7, 2014 to advance your knowledge and continue to make an impact in the profession. Register by December 31, 2013 to take advantage of the Ultra Savings registration rate. Learn more.
The Clinical Laboratory Management Association (CLMA) and the Society of American Federal Medical Laboratory Scientists (SAFMLS) announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will allow for a new and growing collaboration between the two organizations. Read more about this exciting collaboration that will benefit members of both organizations.
CLMA and SAFMLS Announce Collaboration Around Professional Development and Education
CLMA President Presenting to Laboratory Leaders in Saudi Arabia
CLMA President Paul Epner will join the laboratory leadership community in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on November 16-17 for Seeding Knowledge for Tomorrow's Laboratories 2013, a symposium gathering national senior laboratory professionals from Saudi Arabia and experts from around the world to shape a quality roadmap for the future of clinical laboratories. During the symposium, Paul will deliver presentations on "The Body of Knowledge and Introduction to CLMA" and Driving "Improved Patient Outcomes from the Clinical Laboratory."
CMS Payment Rules Notice
Please see the October 23, 2013 announcement below from the Center on Medicare and Medicaid Services:
Although we are still assessing the impact of the partial government shutdown on completion of the calendar year 2014 Medicare fee for service payment regulations, we intend to issue the final rules on or before November 27, 2013, generally to be effective on January 1, 2014. The impacted regulations include:
- Medicare Program; End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, Quality Incentive Program, and Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (CMS-1526-F)
- CY 2014 Changes to the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System (CMS-1601-FC)
- CY 2014 Home Health Prospective Payment System Final Rule (CMS-1450-F)
Revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for
- CY 2014 Final Rule with Comment Period (CMS-1600-FC)
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