Laboratory Test Registration Requirement – Delay Update

We delayed implementation of the Laboratory Test Registry protocol until Jan. 1, 2022, due to the ongoing national public health emergency and in order to provide laboratories with additional time to comply.

These requirements apply to most commercial (including Oxford plans), UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage and UnitedHealthcare Community Plan networks. 

Effective Jan. 1, 2022, claims for most laboratory test services must contain your laboratory’s unique test code for each service. In addition, each test code submitted on a claim must match a corresponding laboratory test registration provided to us by Dec. 1, 2021.

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