H.R.5369 - Medicare Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule Improvement Act of 2006

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve payments under the Medicare clinical laboratory fee schedule. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Medicare Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule Improvement Act of 2006 as introduced.
  • Official: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve payments under the Medicare clinical laboratory fee schedule. as introduced.

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Official Summary

Medicare Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule Improvement Act of 2006 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act with respect to: (1) correction of erroneous determinations and other changes in fee schedule and national limitation amounts for clinical diagnostic laboratory tests

Official Summary

Medicare Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule Improvement Act of 2006 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act with respect to:
(1) correction of erroneous determinations and other changes in fee schedule and national limitation amounts for clinical diagnostic laboratory tests;
(2) issuance of regulations on gap-filling methodology in determining the Medicare fee schedule for such tests;
(3) increased transparency of process for determining fee schedule amounts for new tests; and
(4) mandatory advance notice of clinical diagnostic laboratory test amounts being considered for adjustment under inherent reasonableness authority. Directs the Secretary to:
(1) establish a demonstration project to evaluate new approaches to coding and payment under the Medicare program for clinical diagnostic laboratory tests; and
(2) appoint a standing panel to determine tests to be included in the project and make recommendations derived from project results to the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

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