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New CLIA Waived Tests and Codes

Jan 9, 2024 2:30:00 PM / by Practice Support Team

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Do you perform Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) waived tests in the lab at your  practice?

Make sure your certificate is up to date, and your coding and billing practices are too!

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has revised the list of QW modifier codes and added 24 new waived tests as of December 5, 2023.

Make sure your billing staff knows about:

  • Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) requirements
  • New CLIA-waived tests approved by the FDA
  • Use of modifier QW for CLIA-waived tests

You can learn more from the CMS Medicare Learning Network Article on this topic.

Learn more about CLIA certification here



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