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“Pod lab” ruling postponed

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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CMS holds off on issuing final regulations that would prevent the existence lab ownship set-ups that allow physicians to bill for ordered tests themselves. The agency proposed to amend an exception in physician self referral laws due to concerns with so-called pod labs (1"The Gray Sheet" Oct. 16, 2006, p. 8). However, CMS says in the Nov. 1 final Physician Fee Schedule that it will continue to study the issue...
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