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CMS Lessens Lab Test Cuts, Finalizes Revaluation Proposal In Physician Fee Schedule

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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In the final 2014 physician fee schedule rule, CMS scaled back cuts to independent labs from 26 percent to 5 percent. But it moved ahead with its proposal to update individual lab payments based on technological changes, a move that might lead to reductions over the long term.

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