New CLIA Waived Labs for 2010

November 8th, 2010

CMS has issued an MLN Matters article about new CLIA Waived Labs for 2010.  You may view the article at: 

http://www.cms.gov/MLNMattersArticles/downloads/MM7184.pdf.

The new labs which may be reported by waived labs by adding the modifer QW are:

CPT Code             Effective Date          Description

G0430QW                   January 1, 2010            American Screening Corp. OneScreen Drug Test Cups

84443QW                   March 2, 2010              Aventir Biotech LLC, Forsure TSH Test {Whole Blood}

84443QW                   March 4, 2010              BTNX, Inc Rapid Response TSH Test Cassette

G0430QW                   April 21, 2010              CLIAwaived, Inc. Rapid Drug Test Cup {OTC}

G0430QW                   April 21, 2010              Millennium Labs Clinical Supply Multi-Drug Pain Med Screen Cup

G0430QW                   May 10, 2010               US Diagnostics ProScreen Drugs of Abuse Cup {OTC}

G0430QW                   July 1, 2010                  Ameditech, Inc ImmuTest Drug Screen Cup

G0430QW                   July 4, 2010                  Quik Test USA, Inc. Multi-Drug of Abuse Urine Test

G0430QW                   July 4, 2010                  Screen Tox Multi-Drug of Abuse Urine Test

82274QW,G0328QW   July 8, 2010                  Consult Diagnostics iFOBT

G0430QW                   July 19, 2010                Alfa Scientific Designs Drug of Abuse Urine Cassette Test

G0430QW                   July 19, 2010                Alfa Scientific Designs Drug of Abuse Urine Cup Test

G0430QW                   August 18, 2010           American Screening Corp. Reveal Multi-Drug Test Cup

87880QW                   August 18, 2010           PSS Consult Diagnostics Strep A Dipstick

Many of these drug testing kits are available over the counter should a parent wish to perform drug tests in the privacy of the home.

For a complete list of waived tests visit: https://www.cms.gov/CLIA/downloads/waivetbl.pdf

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