The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted the final Medicare clinical laboratory fee schedule (CLFS) rates for 2020. The files reflect updates announced in a December 13, 2019 CMS transmittal, which also discusses payment policies for new CLFS codes effective January 1, 2020.

As reported previously, the final fiscal year 2020 consolidated appropriations act delays the next round of clinical laboratory private payer data reporting for one year; specifically, no reporting is required during the period beginning January 1, 2020, and ending December 31, 2020.