Independent, physician office and hospital outreach laboratories that meet the definition of an applicable laboratory under the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule must report certain private payer data between Jan. 1 through March 31, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said in a reminder last week.

The AHA and 25 other organizations have urged congressional leaders to enact the Saving Access to Laboratory Services Act (H.R.8188/S.4499), bipartisan legislation that would further delay Medicare’s CLFS payment reductions and reduce burdensome reporting requirements for these laboratories, who without congressional action face another 15% payment cut in January.

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