Laboratory

For the Week of February 8, 2016

Has CMS issued the 2016 travel fee allowances yet? If so, can you provide?

For 2016, the per flat-rate trip basis travel allowance is $9.90, and the minimum per-mile travel allowance is $0.99 (down from $1.03 in 2015), which should be used in situations where the average trip to the patient’s home (or patients’ homes) is longer than 20 miles round trip. MACs have the option of establishing a higher per-mile rate if local conditions warrant it.