Changes to Medicare Anti-Markup Rules Effective January 1, 2009

As part of the final rule implementing the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2009, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) established an exception to the anti-markup rule which governs diagnostic tests billed to Medicare. The exception will allow a physician or to avoid the charge limitations otherwise applicable to diagnostic tests. The exception will become effective on January 1, 2009.

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