Laboratory Services

News for Physicians

Medicare places restrictions on Vitamin D testing

Medicare has recently modified its reimbursement policy for Vitamin D testing. Reimbursement for laboratory testing for patients with Medicare Part A insurance will now require a medically necessary ICD-9 diagnosis code. If a valid diagnosis code is not provided, your office will be called to provide a valid diagnosis code.

ICD-9 Codes that support Medical Necessity

ICD-9 Codes that will be rejected

252.00 Hyperparathyroidism, Unspecified V70.0 Office Visit (Preventative Health Care)
252.01 Primary Hyperparathyroidism 401.1 Hypertension Benign
252.02 Secondary Hyperparathyroidism, Non-Renal 780.79 Fatigue and malaise
252.08 Other Hyperparathyroidism 714.0 Rheumatoid Arthritis
252.1 Hypoparathyroidism  
268.0 Rickets Active  
268.2 Osteomalacia Unspecified  
268.9 Unspecified Vitamin D Deficiency  
275.3 Disorders of Phosphorus Metabolism  
275.41 Hypocalcemia  
275.42 Hypercalcemia  
585.3 Chronic Kidney Disease, Stage III (Moderate)  
585.4 Chronic Kidney Disease, Stage IV (Severe)  
585.5 Chronic Kidney Disease, Stage V  
585.6 End Stage Renal Disease  
588.81 Secondary Hyperparathyroidism (of renal origin)  
733.00 Osteoporosis Unspecified  
733.01 Senile Osteoporosis  
733.02 Idiopathic Osteoporosis  
733.03 Disuse Osteoporosis  
733.09 Other Osteoporosis  
733.90 Disorder of Bone and Cartilage Unspecified  

View the CMS policy by clicking here.

Please contact our Laboratory Client Services Department at (781) 979-3151 if you have any questions.


Laboratory Patient Service Centers

We have seven convenient locations throughout our local communities where you can have your lab tests performed. Our locations offer free parking, quick, friendly and effective testing and opportune hours.

Easy Access Locations

PSC,  at  3 Woodland Road
3 Woodland Road First Floor
Stoneham, MA 02180
Phone:  781-665-3498
Hours of Operation:
Monday –Friday,  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed for Lunch, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
 
Hallmark Health Medical Center
30 New Crossing Road
Reading, MA 01880
Phone: 781-213-5115
Hours of Operation:
Monday – 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday & Friday 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Hospital and Clinic Locations

Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford*
Laboratory
170 Governors Avenue
Medford, MA 02155
Phone:  781-306-6850
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday  7:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon

Melrose-Wakefield Hospital*
Laboratory
585 Lebanon Street
Melrose, MA 02176
Phone:  781-979-3151
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Saturday & Sunday, 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

*Please stop at Registration before proceeding to the lab.

Other Locations

Lawrence Memorial Medical Services
Drawing Station
101 Main Street, Suite 116
Medford, MA 02155
Phone:  781-391-2121
Hours of Operation:
Monday & Thursday, 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Medical Office Building
50 Rowe Street
Melrose, MA 02176
Phone:  781-979-3296
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Hallmark Health System Hematology and Oncology Center
41 Montvale Avenue, Third Floor
Stoneham, MA 02180
Phone: 781-224-5889
Monday – Thursday,  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Thanksgiving 2014:

  • Medical office Building: Closed
  • Woodland Road: Closed
  • Reading: Closed
  • Lawrence Memorial Hospital: Closed
  • Melrose-Wakefield Hospital: Open

 Christmas 2014:

  • Medical office Building: Closed
  • Woodland Road: Closed
  • Reading: Closed
  • Lawrence Memorial Hospital: Closed
  • Melrose-Wakefield Hospital: Open

 New Year’s Day 2015:

  • Medical office Building: Closed
  • Woodland Road: Closed
  • Reading: Closed
  • Lawrence Memorial Hospital: Closed
  • Melrose-Wakefield Hospital: Open

Holiday Schedule for 2015

Martin Luther King 2015:

  • All locations: Regular day

Presidents Day 2015:

  • All locations: Regular day

Memorial Day 2015:

  • Medical office Building: Closed
  • Woodland Road: Closed
  • Reading: Closed
  • Lawrence Memorial Hospital: Closed
  • Melrose-Wakefield Hospital: Open

July 4th 2015:

  • Medical office Building: Closed
  • Woodland Road: Closed
  • Reading: Closed
  • Lawrence Memorial Hospital: Closed
  • Melrose-Wakefield Hospital: Open

Labor Day 2015:

  • Medical office Building: Closed
  • Woodland Road: Closed
  • Reading: Closed
  • Lawrence Memorial Hospital: Closed
  • Melrose-Wakefield Hospital: Open

Thanksgiving 2015:

  • Medical office Building: Closed
  • Woodland Road: Closed
  • Reading: Closed
  • Lawrence Memorial Hospital: Closed
  • Melrose-Wakefield Hospital: Open

 Christmas 2015:

  • Medical office Building: Closed
  • Woodland Road: Closed
  • Reading: Closed
  • Lawrence Memorial Hospital: Closed
  • Melrose-Wakefield Hospital: Open

 New Year’s Day 2016:

  • Medical office Building: Closed
  • Woodland Road: Closed
  • Reading: Closed
  • Lawrence Memorial Hospital: Closed
  • Melrose-Wakefield Hospital: Open

 

 

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Testing is performed at Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford seven days a week with results available the same day.

Hallmark Health System's Department of Laboratory Services performs approximately 1.9 million tests, using state of the art bar code technology and robotics that ensure accuracy and expedite analytical time. Our staff is made up of dedicated medical laboratory professionals, with many years of experience in the field of laboratory medicine. We offer easy access for patients throughout the Malden, Medford, Melrose and Wakefield communities. We are pioneering new telecommunication options to allow physician offices to receive laboratory results directly to the patient's electronic medical record. We are committed to providing the highest quality laboratory services through continuous quality improvement, collaboration, consolidation and advancement in technology to meet the diagnostic needs of the communities we service.

 


 

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