Aetna’s Cuts to Pathology Services Averted in North Carolina

June 27th, 2013

The leadership of the NC Society of Pathologists (NCSP) recently learned of a proposal by Aetna to unilaterally modify its national laboratory fee schedule beginning July 1. Under this shift, large pathology practices would see payment rates for basic services drop to 45-50 percent of current Medicare rates.

After NCMS and NCSP raised a direct interest in the revised fee schedule for national labs, Aetna decided not to implement these drastic cuts in North Carolina as planned.

The NCMS and NCSP consider this a major victory in our continuing effort to defend physicians from unfair health insurer practices.

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