2020 Laboratory and Pathology Coding, Billing, and Reimbursement


Presented by Diana Voorhees, M.A., CLS, MT, SH, CLCP

Staying in compliance with ever-changing and often-ambiguous coding, billing and reimbursement rules is a constant challenge for clinical laboratories and pathology services, especially as new test codes continue to be developed and are frequently associated with no defined payment. In addition, ever-evolving coverage policies and changes to how Medicare and other payers reimburse molecular pathology testing present serious hurdles that affect payment. This presentation addresses upcoming changes and prepares for the developments approaching in 2020.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss procedural coding changes for 2020
  • Describe proposed changes in government reimbursement
  • Discuss pertinent policies and issues affecting coverage
  • Determine the anticipated impact of CMS editing systems

Continuing Education

  • 1.0 Contact Hour

Body of Knowledge Learning Domains

  • Compliance and Risk Management
  • Financial Management 

Content Level

  • Advanced

Price

  • Included for Professional Members
  • $29 for Emeritus Members
  • $49 for Non-Members

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