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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 convenient 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.
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*
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*
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.

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.
Patient Service Center at Everett
596 Broadway (Park in rear)
Everett, MA 02149
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (Closed Thursday)


Laboratory Patient Service Centers
December Holiday Hours
Monday, December 26, 2016
Monday, January 2, 2017

Melrose-Wakefield Hospital
585 Lebanon Street
Melrose, MA 02176

December 26:  6:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
January 2:  6:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford
170 Governors Avenue
Medford, MA 02155

December 26:  7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
January 2:  7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

All other locations: Closed December 26 and January 2.

Hallmark Health Medical Center, 30 Newcrossing Road,, Reading

Patient Service Center at Everett, 596 Broadway, Everett

Lawrence Memorial Medical Services, 101 Main Street, Medford

Hallmark Health Laboratory Services, 50 Rowe Street, Melrose

Hallmark Health Cancer Center Laboratory, 41 Montvale Avenue, Stoneham

Hallmark Health Laboratory Services, 3 Woodland Road, Stoneham

The Laboratory Services staff wishes you a pleasant and safe holiday.  



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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 barcode technology and robotics to 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 serve.



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