42 CFR 414.506 - Procedures for public consultation for payment for a new clinical diagnostic laboratory test.

§ 414.506 Procedures for public consultation for payment for a new clinical diagnostic laboratory test.

For a new CDLT, CMS determines the basis for and amount of payment after performance of the following:

(a) CMS makes available to the public (through CMS's Internet Web site) a list that includes codes for which establishment of a payment amount is being considered for the next calendar year.

(b) CMS publishes a Federal Register notice of a meeting to receive public comments and recommendations (and data on which recommendations are based) on the appropriate basis, as specified in § 414.508, for establishing payment amounts for the list of codes made available to the public.

(c) Not fewer than 30 days after publication of the notice in the Federal Register, CMS convenes a meeting that includes representatives of CMS officials involved in determining payment amounts, to receive public comments and recommendations (and data on which the recommendations are based).

(d) Considering the comments and recommendations (and accompanying data) received at the public meeting, CMS develops and makes available to the public (through an Internet Web site and other appropriate mechanisms) a list of -

(1) Proposed determinations with respect to the appropriate basis for establishing a payment amount for each code, with an explanation of the reasons for each determination, the data on which the determinations are based, including recommendations from the Advisory Panel on CDLTs described in paragraph (e) of this section, and a request for written public comments within a specified time period on the proposed determination; and

(2) Final determinations of the payment amounts for tests, with the rationale for each determination, the data on which the determinations are based, and responses to comments and suggestions from the public.

(3) On or after January 1, 2018, in applying paragraphs (d)(1) and (2) of this section, CMS will provide an explanation of how it took into account the recommendations of the Advisory Panel on CDLTs described in paragraph (e) of this section.

(4) On or after January 1, 2018, in applying paragraphs (d)(1) and (2) of this section and § 414.509(b)(2)(i) and (iii) when CMS uses the gapfilling method described in § 414.508(b)(2), CMS will make available to the public an explanation of the payment rate for the test.

(e) CMS will consult with an expert outside advisory panel, called the Advisory Panel on CDLTs, composed of an appropriate selection of individuals with expertise, which may include molecular pathologists researchers, and individuals with expertise in laboratory science or health economics, in issues related to CDLTs. This advisory panel will provide input on the establishment of payment rates under § 414.508 and provide recommendations to CMS under this subpart.

[ 71 FR 69786, Dec. 1, 2006, as amended at 72 FR 66401, Nov. 27, 2007; 81 FR 41099, June 23, 2016]

Title 42 published on 19-Apr-2017 03:51

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 42 CFR Part 414 after this date.

  • 2017-04-28; vol. 82 # 81 - Friday, April 28, 2017
    1. 82 FR 19796 - Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2018 Rates; Quality Reporting Requirements for Specific Providers; Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program Requirements for Eligible Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, and Eligible Professionals; Provider-Based Status of Indian Health Service and Tribal Facilities and Organizations; Costs Reporting and Provider Requirements; Agreement Termination Notices
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      DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
      Proposed rule.
      Comment Period: To be assured consideration, comments must be received at one of the addresses provided in the ADDRESSES section, no later than 5 p.m. EDT on June 13, 2017.
      42 CFR Parts 405, 412, 413, 414, 416, 486, 488, 489, and 495