For the Week of April 25, 2016

Are there any laboratory services that aren’t packaged under the OPPS?

For non-patient referred specimens, hospitals will continue to report services on type of bill (TOB) 141 (hospital non-patient). The three other scenarios below also will not be packaged under the hospital outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS).

  • Outpatient lab-only encounters
  • Unrelated lab procedures
  • Fee-for-service.