Valid Lab Order

Medicare and Medicaid Services defines qualifying lab orders and certified providers as follows: 

  • Must have an individual National Provider Identifier (NPI)i
  • Be enrolled in Medicare in either an “approved” or an “opt-out” status
  • Be of an eligible specialty type that includes: 
    • Physicians 
        - Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy
        - Doctor of Dental Surgery
        - Doctors of Podiatric Medicine
        - Doctor of Optometry (Optometrists can only order DMEPOS supplies and laboratory or x-ray services payable under Medicare Part B.)
  • Physician Assistants
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Interns, Residents, and Fellows
  • Certified Nurse Midwives
  • Clinical Social Workers