Tag Archive | "CLFS"

Complete This Scavenger Hunt to Rule Path/Lab in 2018

Monday, February 26, 2018

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Every medical specialty has its coding nuances, but pathology and lab coding has to rank near the top when it comes to specialized rules. And just when you thought you’d mastered them all, 2018 came along to add more for you to learn. Ready to test your skills? Below you’ll find a scavenger hunt of […]

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Did You Catch It? New Year, New Look for CLFS

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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Your 2018 preparations for lab coding aren’t complete if you haven’t looked into the changes to the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS). Here are some hints from Pathology/Lab Coder to point you in the right direction. Get an Overview of the CLFS Makeover The 2018 CLFS brought a major overhaul to payment for lab testing. […]

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Pick New G Codes for Lab Drug Testing

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

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Better late than never: Though clinical laboratories had to wait almost until the end of 2015 to find out what codes CMS would release for drug testing for Medicare patients, that information is now available. CMS Deletes Three G Codes First, say goodbye to the following three codes. G0431 — Drug screen, qualitative; multiple drug […]

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