ACLA comments on CY 2014 PFS Proposed Rule - FINAL-1The American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA), Washington, DC, has submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) urging the use of reimbursement policies that recognize the essential role of diagnostic services in the healthcare delivery system and protects
access to these vital services for Medicare beneficiaries.

In July, CMS issued a rule proposing revisions to payment policies for the Medicare Program in 2014, including changes to Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) reimbursement for anatomic pathology services, and proposed changes to the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) based on technological changes.

ACLA strongly opposes the proposed change to base payment for anatomic pathology services on Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) data.

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[Source: ACLA]