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Quadax Is Ready for PAMA Reporting

The Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA) revised the payment methodology for clinical diagnostic laboratory tests paid under the Medicare Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS). Under PAMA, CMS will base 2018 clinical laboratory fee schedule payment rates on private payer rates as reported by applicable labs. Laboratories were required to report the volume and final payment amounts from private payers (collected during the first six months of 2016) to CMS during the initial data reporting period of January 1 – March 31, 2017.