MM10418 is intended for clinical diagnostic laboratories submitting claims to Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) for services provided to Medicare beneficiaries.
Change Request (CR) 10418 informs MACs of new Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) waived tests approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Since these tests are marketed immediately after approval, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) must notify its MACs of the new tests so they can accurately process claims. There are four (4) newly added waived complexity tests. Make sure your billing staffs are aware of these changes.