Friday, April 22, 2022

Very Brief Blog: CMS Publishes Notice, Annual Lab Pricing Meeting

CMS holds public meetings each summer for pricing new lab codes.

CMS has published the announcement for this year's annual public meeting, "For CY2023 Codes," which will be June 23, 2023.  See 87 Fed Reg 22897, April 18, 2022, here:

CMS will publish the code list about 30 days before the meeting.  In past years, new codes approved at the early May 2022 AMA CPT meeting are included in the June CMS meeting.  Also, the meeting "rolls up" and includes all PLA codes from the prior 3  quarters, meaning PLA codes applied-for on July 1, 2021 or later.

Presentations: June 2

Presentations must be submitted by June 2.  

Expert Panel: July 18-19

The Medicare Advisory Panel (of about 12 experts) will meet on July 18-19, 2022.  It has its own announcement, at 87 FR 22895, here: