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CMS waves goodbye to four more tests

Physician Practice Perspective, September 21, 2002

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In Program Memorandum (PM)AB-02-091, released in July, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) added four new tests to its Food and Drug Administration–approved list of waived tests. Waived tests are the most elementary of tests under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) and are not subject to routine surveys, a CMS spokesperson says. To order a test, a physician’s office lab needs to pay a biannual fee, obtain CLIA certification, and follow the test manufacturer’s instructions.Include modifier QW with the clinical procedural terminolog

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