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CMS Takes Steps To Implement New Dx Payment System

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

The Medicare agency issued its proposed rule to implement diagnostics provisions of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act, which would transform how lab tests are paid to a more market-based system beginning in 2017. Although laboratories support the law, an industry group says CMS would leave too many labs out from reporting market data, threatening reimbursement accuracy.


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