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HHS/CMS RIN: 0938-AS33 Publication ID: Fall 2015 
Title: Medicare Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Test Payment System (CMS-1621-F)(Section 610 Review) 
Abstract:

This final rule requires Medicare payment for clinical laboratory tests to be based on private payor rates beginning January 1, 2017, as required by section 216(a) of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014.

 
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
RFA Section 610 Review: Section 610 Review 
CFR Citation: 42 CFR 414   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 113-93, sec 216   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory    06/30/2015 
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/01/2015  80 FR 59385   
NPRM Comment Period End  11/25/2015 
Final Action  10/00/2018 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Valerie Miller
Deputy Director, Division of Ambulatory Services
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Center for Medicare, Mail Stop C4-01-26, 7500 Security Boulevard,
Baltimore, MD 21244
Phone:410 786-4535
Email: valerie.miller@cms.hhs.gov

Sarah Harding
Health Insurance Specialist
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Center for Medicare, MS: C4-01-26, 7500 Security Boulevard,
Baltimore, MD 21244
Phone:410 786-4535
Email: sarah.harding@cms.hhs.gov