AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2012 Issue 2; For Your Information

Clinical Laboratories - New Waived Tests

We have listed below the latest tests approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as waived tests under The Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA). As defined by CLIA, waived tests are categorized as “simple laboratory examinations and procedures that have an insignificant risk of an erroneous result.” The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes for the following new tests must be reported with modifier QW, CLIA waived test appended. In addition to the waived tests a new CPT code 86386 was developed by CMS for reporting in 2012. This code would be reported for the Nuclear...

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