August 2021 - Top Stories:
1. Full Focus: Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA)
After not having to report private payer data for clinical laboratory tests under the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) since 2017, many lab owners are now working to brush up on reporting requirements with the next reporting round scheduled to begin in January of 2022. But how do you know if your lab is even required to report, and what's the best way to submit your collected payer data?
Read on in this month's Lab Insighter to gain a better understanding of the PAMA reporting requirements, the penalties you could face for failing compliantly report, and how this data will be used to set pricing for the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule moving forward.
2. Webinar: Preparing for PAMA Data Reporting
Legislative and public health emergency-related delays have pushed the next round of PAMA reporting back to Jan. 1 to March 31 of 2022, meaning labs must determine whether they are required to report and be prepared to do so compliantly in order to avoid monetary penalties.
During this webinar, you will learn:
- Who is required to report private payer data to CMS beginning in January 2022, including details on the volume and payment thresholds that mandate reporting.
- A breakdown of what information will be required for reporting labs and how to best collect and submit that data.
- Details on the recent MedPAC report to Congress, including whether a survey of labs could be adopted to reduce the overall reporting burden.