Section 447.1 - Laboratory Services

447.1 Laboratory Services.

(a) ACCOUNT NUMBER COST CENTER TITLE

7210 Laboratory Services--Clinical

7230 Laboratory Services--Pathological

7250 Whole Blood and Packed Red Cells

7260 Blood Processing and Storing

7290 Electrocardiology

7440 Pulmonary Function Testing

(b) The above cost centers use as the basis for the Standard Unit of Measure the Laboratory Workload Recording Method published by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). The college has a policy of revising their publication annually and it is available in January of each year. The latest edition is to be used for determining the standard units of measure for tests and procedures performed. In recording Workload Measurement Units for reporting to the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), workload units related to quality control studies, calibration standards, and specimen collection, and repeats and duplicates for which a patient is not charged are not to be counted. Workload units for unlisted tests and procedures should be reasonably estimated based upon work units for other comparable procedures, or estimated by qualified personnel. Workload measurement units shall be maintained and reported for laboratory services obtained from outside laboratories.

(c) Copies of the Laboratory Workload Recording Method can be obtained by writing to:

College of American Pathologists

7400 North Skokie Boulevard

Skokie, Ill. 60076
 

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