Gov’t Demonstrates Willingness to Use Surgical Touch in Controlling Physician Office Ancillary Service Spending

Gov’t Demonstrates Willingness to Use Surgical Touch in Controlling Physician Office Ancillary Service Spending

The administration’s 2015 federal budget, never a reliable model for the eventually passed budget, still establishes a favorable precedent for physician office laboratory (POL) testing: distinguishing between anatomic pathology services and the remaining bulk of office lab tests reimbursed under Medicare Part B. As discussed in previous posts of this blog , rate cuts to fee schedules have hit clinical lab testing hard with independent and hospital labs struggling to retain testing profitability ...