CMS Holding Off Market-Based Payment for Labs Until 2018; Tweaks Criteria for Labs Reporting Pricing | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Much to the relief of the lab industry, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has decided to extend the timeline for implementing a new market-based payment system for clinical lab tests by another year.

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