Monday, July 9, 2018

Very Brief Blog: CMS Tricky Instructions for July 16-17 Dx Test Pricing Teleconference

On Tuesday, July 3, 2018, CMS released some special instructions for those who want to watch, or potentially comment on, the July 16-17 agenda of the Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Test Advisory Panel.   This panel will discuss their recommendations to CMS on pricing of new 2019 lab test codes.
  • Go to the CMS CDLT Panel page here 
  • Scroll down, looking for the Agenda PDF and Zip File List of codes for the July 16-17, 2018 meeting.
  • On Monday and Tuesday, the meeting runs from 6 am to 1 pm Pacific time, 9 am to 4 pm Eastern time.
I've clipped the core instructions below.  Register with CMS by July 12 if: you were a presenting stakeholder at the June 25 public meeting.  Use the other set of instructions for Youtube access and phone lines if you did not.

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The 11-page CMS PDF file gives you instructions for several different ways to log on, a high-level agenda (clipped above), and more granular agendas.     The ZIP file gives you a 100-row spreadsheet of code names and full AMA CPT text descriptors.