Labs Ask CMS To Dissuade States From Cutting Medicaid Rates For Tests

March 12, 2018
Updated Story Clinical laboratories asked CMS Friday (March 9) to dissuade states from cutting Medicaid reimbursement for lab tests because Medicare already is cutting reimbursement for those tests, and Medicaid rates are tied to Medicare reimbursement in many states. Medicare this year cut pay rates for some tests as much as 10 percent, and another 20 percent pay cut is scheduled in the next two years. Many state Medicaid programs base their rates on Medicare rates, so...

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