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Legislation to Allow Independent Laboratory Billing for the Technical Component of Physician Pathology Services for Hospital Inpatients and Outpatients

This article is based on CR 6813, which directs Medicare contractors to notify independent laboratories eligible to bill for the Technical Component (TC) of physician pathology services provided in an inpatient or outpatient setting of a hospital that they may continue to do so through December 31, 2010, regardless of the beneficiary’s hospitalization status (inpatient or outpatient), in accordance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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