March 2020 Test Bulletin

March 13, 2020

Alverno Laboratories provides essential updates on COVID-19 testing and pain management panel procedures. They offer COVID-19 testing through LabCorp for faster results, adhering to CDC guidelines for patient selection. Additionally, the Pain Management Panel, effective April 21, 2020, will be conducted in-house, enhancing turnaround times and comprehensiveness. Alverno emphasizes compliance with Medicare regulations, issuing an annual physician compliance letter outlining diagnostic documentation requirements for Medicare reimbursement. Physicians are urged to ensure proper documentation to avoid billing issues and to utilize internet-based PECOS for Medicare enrollment. For inquiries, contact Alverno's Compliance Manager or Billing Services.