CMS Will Give Labs More Time to Report PAMA-Required Payor DataMarch 31, 2017
March 30, 2017
GenomeWeb – staff reporter
he Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has agreed to “exercise enforcement discretion” for 60 days, giving laboratories some more time to report private payor pricing data required under the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA).
The American Clinical Laboratory Association last week asked CMS to delay implementation of PAMA for another year. PAMA, which was originally slated to take effect this year, will retire the current system by which Medicare pays for lab tests, relying on Medicare contractors to “crosswalk” or “gapfill” pricing, and begin paying for tests base on private payor rates.News. Bookmark the permalink. ← Vermillion’s Aspira Labs Secures Expanded Medi-Cal Coverage for OVA1 FDA Allows Marketing of First Whole Slide Imaging System for Digital Pathology →