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MLN Product (Revised); Title: Provider Compliance Tips for Laboratory Test - Routine Venipuncture (Non-Medicare Fee Schedule)

This revised product comprises Subregulatory Guidance for Medicare health care providers on coverage and proper billing of laboratory services. Our MLN products explain national Medicare policy in an easy-to-understand format; and the underlying policy is already cleared and publically available. This revised MLN Product includes information that is available to the public and posted at 2020 Medicare Fee-for-Service Supplemental Improper Payment Data. CMS policy or operation subject matter experts also reviewed/cleared this product. This revised Product contains text in red font which reflects changes to previous version dated January 2019. The previous version of this Product is currently posted on CMS website at

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

Issue Date: January 01, 2019

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