Medtech Insight is part of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. For high-quality copies or electronic reprints for distribution to colleagues or customers, please call +44 (0) 20 3377 3183

Printed By

UsernamePublicRestriction
UsernamePublicRestriction

Molecular Dx Labs Fret Over Medicare Payment Setting, Or, In Some Cases, Lack Thereof

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

The industry’s angst is growing several months after CMS announced a plan to task contractors with independently setting regional payments for more than 100 new molecular diagnostic codes. A breakdown in the process so far, stakeholders say, could have a lasting impact on small, venture-backed labs.

You may also be interested in...



Gottlieb Joins HHS Transition Team; Will Next Stop Be FDA?

Former US FDA, CMS official has been among those thought to be in the running for Trump's FDA commissioner nomination.

BRCA Reimbursement Cut Heightens Tensions Between CMS And Lab Industry

CMS has extended the comment period on its nearly 50 percent BRCA testing reimbursement cut to the end of February. But comments from lab and diagnostics groups so far try to underscore the “capriciousness and lack of transparency” that CMS displayed when it made the cut. Experts say the agency is unlikely to change its mind.

Lab Tests Face Revaluation, Cuts Under New CMS Proposals

CMS is proposing a comprehensive review process to ensure test payments account for changes in technology. The effort would likely lead to pay reductions in many instances to address new efficiencies in the lab. In addition, double-digit cuts in lab payments are proposed in the agency’s 2014 physician fee schedule draft.

Related Content

Topics

Related Companies

UsernamePublicRestriction

Register

MT031935

Ask The Analyst

Please Note: You can also Click below Link for Ask the Analyst
Ask The Analyst

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts

Cancel