11-Jul-07

Proposed Rule Imposes Several New Standards on IDTFs, Including Prohibiting Many Shared Diagnostic Arrangements

As expected when it pulled Transmittal 187 earlier this year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed several new performance standards for independent diagnostic testing facilities (IDTFs) in its proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule payment update for Fiscal Year 2008 (the “Proposed 2008 MPFS Update”). CMS uses the Proposed 2008 MPFS Update as an opportunity to clarify certain of the IDTF performance standards enacted last year.

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