CMS has listed the latest tests approved by the FDA as waived tests under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA).
||July 1, 2009 for 80101QW, January 1, 2010 for G0430QW
||Inverness Medical Innovations Signify ER Drug Screen
||September 9, 2009
||Germaine Laboratories AimStep Immunological Fecal Occult Blood Test (iFOBT)
|81003QW, 82044QW, 82570QW
||September 14, 2009
||Siemens Clinitek 50 Urine Chemistry Analyzer
||September 15, 2009
||CLIA waived inc Rapid Strep A Test
||October 26, 2009
||Genzyme Diagnostics OSOM ImmunoDip Urinary Albumin Test
Other Key Points of CR 6800
- CMS was informed by Bayer Healthcare that certain tests are no longer manufactured or distributed.
- The CPT code assigned to certain tests have been changed from 83518QW to 82044QW with an effective date of April 1, 2010.
- HCPCS code G0430QW was added to certain test systems since they are qualitative drug screening tests for multiple drug classes using a non-chromatographic method.
- HCPCS code G0431QW was added to certain test systems since they are qualitative drug screening tests using a single drug class method.
You should be aware that your carrier or MAC will not search their files to either retract payment or retroactively pay claims processed prior to implementation of CR 6800. However, they should adjust claims that you bring to their attention.