Compliance with Final PAMA Rules - Applicable Laboratories: Is Your Lab Required to Report?
The final PAMA rule was released June 17 and will require laboratories and physician offices to begin reporting information on the payments they receive from private payers starting January 1, 2017. Join Arnold & Porter and XIFIN, Inc’s for an in-depth webinar series, Compliance with Final PAMA Rules for Clinical Laboratories.
This regulation will transform Medicare's payment system for clinical laboratory testing while establishing significant new compliance demands. Arnold & Porter and XIFIN, Inc. have partnered to create a series of three in-depth webinars that help laboratories prepare to comply with the rules and succeed in the new reimbursement environment.
CMS proposed to define an Applicable Laboratory so as to exclude many hospital laboratories and nearly all physician office laboratories, but the Final Rule extends this designation to about nine thousand additional entities. Hospital outreach laboratories may participate, and they have an incentive to do so since about half of Medicare’s spending on laboratory tests occurs in hospital settings. Will median Medicare payment rates be more representative of the market as a result?