Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule: Medicare Travel Allowance Fees for Collection of Specimens

This article informs you about the calendar year (CY) 2021 changes to travel allowances when billed on a per mileage basis using HCPCS code P9603 and on a flat rate basis using HCPCS code P9604. Medicare Part B allows payment for a specimen collection fee and travel allowance, when medically necessary, for a laboratory technician to draw a specimen from either a nursing home patient or homebound patient under Section 1833(h)(3) of the Act. Payment for these services is made based on the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS).

Last Updated: 03/18/2021