Ama Policy

Fixed Reimbursement to Physicians for Laboratory Services D-70.957

Payment Edits

Our AMA: (1) encourages physicians to become knowledgeable about the appropriate use of CPT modifier 26 in order to bill the professional component separately from the technical component for the interpretation of laboratory tests and clinical oversight of the laboratory; and (2) will advocate that Medicare and other third party payers provide appropriate coverage for the use of CPT modifier 26, as well as care plan oversight codes and prolonged services codes.

Policy Timeline

CMS Rep. 2, I-06 Reaffirmed: CMS Rep. 01, A-16