Payment Reduction Reversed for Select Genetic Disease Lab Panels
The 5 percent payment reduction that was applied to the following genetic disease tests for dates of service on January 01, 2006 through March 03, 2006 is being reversed.
||Newborn screening panel for phenylketonuria (PKU), galactosemia, primary congenital hypothyroidism or hemoglobinopathies
||Alpha Fetal Protein (AFP) screening panel
||Expanded Alpha-Fetal Protein (X-AFP) screening panel
Providers need take no action. Claims for these codes for the affected dates of service will be reprocessed for correct payment.