42 CFR § 441.17 - Laboratory services.

§ 441.17 Laboratory services.

(a) The plan must provide for payment of laboratory services as defined in § 440.30 of this subchapter if provided by -

(1) An independent laboratory that meets the requirements for participation in the Medicare program found in part 491 of this chapter;

(2) A hospital-based laboratory that meets the requirements for participation in the Medicare program found in § 482.27 of this chapter;

(3) A rural health clinic, as defined in § 491.9 of this chapter; or

(4) A skilled nursing facility - based clinical laboratory, as defined in part 491 of this chapter.

(b) Except as provided under paragraph (c), if a laboratory or other entity is requesting payment under Medicaid for testing for the presence of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antibody or for the isolation and identification of the HIV causative agent as described in part 491 of this chapter, the laboratory records must contain the name and other identification of the person from whom the specimen was taken.

(c) An agency may choose to approve the use of alternative identifiers, in place of the requirement for patient's name, in paragraph (b) of this section for HIV antibody or causative agent testing of Medicaid beneficiaries.

[54 FR 48647, Dec. 2, 1988. Redesignated at 63 FR 310, Jan. 5, 1998, as amended at 85 FR 72909, Nov. 16, 2020]