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CMS introduces modifier -L1 for lab tests in July quarterly I/OCE update

Briefings on APCs, August 1, 2014

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The July quarterly I/OCE update from CMS brought few new APCs or edit updates, but did deliver new modifier -L1. Hospitals will use the new modifier to submit outpatient laboratory tests paid under the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) in certain circumstances to claim separate payment.

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