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Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule – Medicare Travel Allowance Fees for Collection of Specimens and New Updates for 2023

In the Calendar Year (CY) 2023 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule, we finalized codification and clarifications of various laboratory specimen collection fee and travel allowance policies in subsection (§) 414.523(a)(1) and (2). This is because the policies implementing the statutory requirements under section 1833(h)(3) of the Act for the laboratory specimen collection fee and travel, which are currently described in the Medicare Claims Processing Manual Pub. 100-04, chapter 16, § 60, did not have corresponding regulations text and some of the manual guidance was no longer applicable.

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Issued by: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Issue Date: January 06, 2023

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