CodeMap® Compliance Briefing: 5/22/2009
We often receive inquiries from our subscribers concerning who is qualified to order clinical laboratory tests for Medicare beneficiaries. This week, we will examine the Medicare rules and regulations that dictate what types of providers may order tests, and receive reimbursement for these services. Part of our analysis will include recently created claim screens that will become effective in the near future. We will also discuss when a Medicare beneficiary may order tests for his/her own care. Please take note that the following discussion covers only the federal rules and regulations pertaining to the Medicare program. Many state legislatures have also enacted similar rules and regulations that govern which types of practitioners may order tests for all other types of benefi....
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