Billing for CLIA waived Labs - page 2

by homehealthguru 4,938 Views | 15 Comments

Hello all, How many of your agencies are billing for administration of CLIA Waived Labs? This reimbursement is separate from your episodic payments. It's for documentation and communication of results-not physically drawing... Read More


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    What is CLIA? I'm sorry, I don't know the "lingo"
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    Quote from rnrutro
    what is clia? i'm sorry, i don't know the "lingo"
    clinical laboratory improvement amendments (clia)
    the objective of the clia program is to ensure quality laboratory testing. although all clinical laboratories must be properly certified to receive medicare or medicaid payments.
    waived tests are defined to:


    • employ methodologies that are so simple and accurate as to render the likelihood of erroneous
    • pose no reasonable risk of harm to the patient if the test is performed incorrectly;
    • are cleared by the food and drug administration for home use.

    waived tests include dipstick and tablet testing, glucose testing, protime machine use, hemocult etc
    see fda: clia waivers
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    What is the reimbursement rate for an INR/PROTIME done with a CoaguCheck or InRatio ?
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    I am not a nurse but i use to work for an agency that would bill CLIA through a third party. I was wondering if there's a way to apply and bill for CLIA directly and not go through a third party billing company.

    Thank you
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    Quote from homehealthguru
    Feel free to pm me for my personal email. Looking forward to hearing from you.

    I was going to send you a PM but i don't have that feature. I'm interested to learn how to bill for CLIA directly and the process of applying for the Part B number. I'm located in Illinois. Thank you.


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