|From:||"Weems, Joyce" |
My recent answer to this question from one of our reference labs.
CLIENT SERVICE BULLETIN
The Centers for
Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Program Memorandum (AB-02-177)
Friday which appears to extend the BIPA-2000 Section 542
"grandfather" exception to
CMS achieved the
extension by using its emergency administrative authority to change the
"discard date" of the original Program Memorandum (AB-01-047) to
I will alert you immediately should I find out anything that suggests we cannot take CMS at its word that the "grandfather" exception has indeed been extended beyond this year-end. Otherwise, you can "breathe easy" and continue to bill Medicare Part B in 2003 for the technical component of anatomic pathology services for inpatients and outpatients of qualifying hospitals served by your laboratory.
Dennis L. Padget, CPA, FHFMA
Padget & Associates