New reimbursement policy: Modifier 90: Reference (Outside) Laboratory and Pass-Through Billing (Effective 10/01/21)
Reimbursement will be made directly to the laboratory that performed the clinical diagnostic laboratory test based on 100% of the applicable fee schedule or contracted/negotiated rate.
Modifier 90 is defined as when laboratory procedures are performed by a party other than the treating or reporting physician or other qualified healthcare professional. The procedure may be identified by adding Modifier 90 to the usual procedure number.
For additional information, please review the Modifier 90: Reference (Outside) Laboratory and Pass-Through Billing reimbursement policy at www.empireblue.com/medicareprovider.
July 2021 Newsletter