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Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule – Medicare Travel Allowance Fees for Collection of Specimens for Calendar Year (CY) 2014

Medicare Part B, allows payment for a specimen collection fee and travel allowance, when medically necessary, for a laboratory technician to draw a specimen from either a nursing home patient or homebound patient under Section 1833(h)(3) of the Act. Payment for these services is made based on the clinical laboratory fee schedule.

New 2014 Mileage Rates

HCPCS Code P9603: $1.01
HCPCS Code P9604: $10.10

*Last year's per mile travel allowance (P9603) was $1.02 per mile and the per flat-rate trip basis travel allowance (P9604) was $10.15.


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INDUSTRY NEWS TAGS: CMS, Laboratory


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