2012 Welcomes New Waived Labs

January 27th, 2012

CMS updated it's list of waived laboratories on January 24.  The entire list may be found at: https://www.cms.gov/CLIA/downloads/waivetbl.pdf.

Be sure to check with insurance carriers about coverage requirements.  Just because you can perform a test in an office; does not mean you will be reimbursed for it.

Many of the new waived labs are associated with drug screening.  There are state and federal laws associated with doing work-related drug screeing INCLUDING confirmatory screenings with a second method and allowing explanations as to why a test might be positive.  Be sure to check with an authority before performing these tests. 

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