Extension of Moratorium That Allows Independent Laboratories to Bill for the Technical Component of Physician Pathology Services Furnished to Hospital Patients
INDUSTRY NEWS TAGS: CMS
On December 23, President Obama signed into law the Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011. Included in these provisions is an extension of a moratorium that allows certain practitioners such as pathologists and independent laboratories to bill for the technical component (TC) of physician pathology services furnished to hospital patients through Wednesday, February 29. This moratorium was set to expire on Saturday, December 31. However, the TPTCCA extends that moratorium. This policy is effective for claims with dates of service Sunday, January 1 through Wednesday, February 29.