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CMS Gives MACs Broad Authority To Set COVID-19 Testing Pay Rates

By Donna Haseley / May 21, 2020 at 4:08 PM
CMS is giving Medicare Administrative Contractors broad authority to set payment rates for COVID-19-related tests in their respective jurisdictions until the agency comes up with national Medicare payment rates. The policy, laid out in a Tuesday (May 19) memo to MACs , applies to “claims received for newly created Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System codes and includes two codes used by laboratories to bill for certain COVID-19 lab tests, including serology tests,” according to an American Hospital Association summary of...


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