According to CMS Publication 120, Transmittal 173, the test must be performed under the direction / instruction of a Medicare-approved IDTF. In the ODIE System, we must have a doctor’s order form, patient information, and assignment of benefits.
No. You can download and transmit as many test results as you like. However, files will only be processed when all appropriate paperwork has been entered into the ODIE system.
A patient test can be closed for a variety of reasons. The purpose of closing a test is to cancel it from being completed. A test that has been performed and billed, cannot be closed. CSR’s and Account Users can close a test. A test can always be reopened by a CSR.
At the top right of the window, the “Test Type” and “Test ID” will be displayed. The Test ID is a 10-digit number. Note, the Test ID is different than the Patient ID. The Order Date and Test Status are also visible here.
The account user (DME or physician office) logs into their account and adds the test and then uploads any supporting documentation (AOB / PWO). The user then faxes the supporting documents to Vitalistics, and the test is created.