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Using Billing Data to Compare Commercial Lab Reimbursements

By: Dyana Williams, Client Engagement Manager, Lighthouse RCM Solutions

Recently, a Lighthouse RCM Solutions client asked their billing vendor: What is our commercial reimbursement rate as a percentage of Medicare for CPT 88305?

Utilizing our RCM Spotlight billing and denial management tool, our team was able to compile the following information for the client in under 10 minutes. This analysis lets us see at a high level how various plans compare to one another and other geographic areas in the United States.

Using this breakdown, we then drill down from here to do a similar comparison in payer against payer lab reimbursement within the same geographic area to ensure that each payer’s rates are competitive within the marketplace. The data confirmed commercial payers for this provider are allowing an average of 239% of Medicare’s allowable for 88305 services.

88305 national average data for medical lab billing








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