Thursday, January 10, 2019

Very Brief Blog: CMS Offers PAMA Tutorial Call on January 22, 2019

CMS has announced a one-hour PAMA Private Payor Rates Call, Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at 2-3 ET.

See the CMS outreach page here.  See the registration page here.  See the registration for THIS call on that webpage, for January 22.

Register for this Medicare Learning Network (MLN) event:

Clinical Diagnostic Laboratories to Collect and Report Private Payor Rates Call
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
2:00 - 3:00 PM Eastern Time

Do you need to submit data required by the Clinical Diagnostic Test Payment System final rule? Laboratories, including physician offices laboratories and hospital outreach laboratories that bill using a 14X TOB are required to report laboratory test HCPCS codes, associated private payor rates, and volume data if they:

  • Have more than $12,500 in Medicare revenues from laboratory services on the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS), and
  • Receive more than 50 percent of their Medicare revenues from CLFS and physician fee schedule services during a data collection period

This call provides a refresher on how to collect and submit required data. CMS will use this data to set Medicare payment rates effective January 1, 2021.

Email Questions in Advance
A question and answer session follows the presentation; however, you may email questions in advance to with “January 22 Call” in the subject line. These questions may be addressed during the call or used for other materials following the call. For more information, visit the PAMA Regulations webpage.

Target Audience
Clinical diagnostic laboratories, including physician offices and hospital outreach laboratories

Presentation: Available prior to the event
Audio recording and transcript: Available approximately 2 weeks after the event