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CHANGES TO THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND LONG-TERM CARE SCHEDULE OF BENEFITS FOR LABORATORY SERVICES OF APRIL 1, 1999, TOGETHER WITH THE ADDENDUM DATED APRIL 1, 2001.

BILLINGS CHANGES
  1. LMS UNIT CHANGES EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2004

Effective April 1, 2004 the LMS units for the following test codes have been revised as follows:

F.S. CODE DESCRIPTION OLD LMS UNITS NEW LMS UNITS
L093 Glycosylated Haemoblobin - HgbA1 22 21
L117 High density lipoprotein cholesterol 18 17
L139 Iron,total- with iron binding capacity and per cent saturation - not to be claimed with L329  34 29
L309 Folatein red cells, to include hematocrit and if requested, serum folate  50 45
L315  FHS (pituitary gonadotrophins) 18 22
L329 Ferritin 18 20
L334 IgE – not to be billed with RAST test 18 24
L341  TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) 18 19
L393 Complete Blood Count (any method, see Preamble paragraph 14) 15 13
L544 Antinuclear Fluorescent Antibody 24 26
 

SYSTEM CHANGES

System changes have been made to the Medical Claims Payment system to revise the LMS units for the specified tests effective April 1, 2004.


Attachment: Addendum dated April 1, 2004 to the Schedule of Benefits for Laboratory Services.
 


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