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Medicare Punts on Establishing Dx Reimbursement

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Medicare Has Stopped Paying Bills For Medical Diagnostic Tests. Patients Will Feel The Effects – Forbes.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) decided to do away with old code stacking system for test reimbursement, and had a year to come up with a new system. After not coming up with a solution a year later, CMS pushed responsibility to the private carriers that CMS contracts with for local markets. The result has been wide variability in reimbursement rates and coverage. What a mess.