-2-  

 

F.S. CODE

DESCRIPTION

OLD LMS UNITS

NEW LMS UNITS

L713

Cervicovaginal specimen

27

20

   

C.      NEW TEST - CERVICOVAGINAL SPECIMEN (L733) (monolayer cell methodology)

 

Effective October 1, 2001 a new test, Cervicovaginal specimen (monolayer cell methodology), (L733) 

has been added to the Schedule. A claim for this test can be made if the test is performed using the

monolayer cell methodology. A maximum of one L733 can be claimed per patient per day. L713

and L733 cannot be claimed for the same patient on the same service date. 

 

F.S. CODE

DESCRIPTION

OLD LMS UNITS

NEW LMS UNITS

L733

Cervicovaginal specimen (monolayer cell methodology)

-

27

 

In order to claim the new test, Community Laboratories are requested to submit an application to

Laboratory Licensing and Inspection Service to have L733 added to their test menu.

 

D.          LMS UNIT CHANGES EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2001

 

Effective October 1, 2001, the LMS units for the following test codes have been revised as follows :

F.S. CODE

DESCRIPTION

OLD LMS UNITS

NEW LMS UNITS

L309

Folate in red cells, to include hematocrit and if

requested, serum folate

60

50

L315

FSH (pituitary gonadotrophins)

28

18

L328

LH (Luteinizing hormone)

28

18

L329

Ferritin

28

18

L334

IgE - not to be billed for RAST test

28

18

L341

TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone)

28

18

L393

Complete Blood Count (any method, see Preamble paragraph 14)

16

15

L544

Antinuclear (see Preamble, paragraph 24)

35

24

L634

Urine calibrated volume to include plate, turbidimetric or photometric techniques (see Preamble paragraph 6)

25

20

L944

Antinuclear by secondary laboratory (see Preamble paragraph 24)

35

24

 

SYSTEM CHANGES  

 

System changes have been made to the Medical Claims Payment system effective April 1, 2001 for the payment for L713 services. Any retroactive adjustments were processed in the November 2001 payment.

Additional changes have been implemented to add code L733 and reduce the LMS units for the specified tests effective October 1, 2001.

 


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