NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) yesterday issued its final Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) for 2016, which includes a shift to price several multi-analyte algorithm-based assays (MAAAs) using the gapfill process rather than the crosswalk process initially proposed, which would have significantly reduced the reimbursement rates for these tests.

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