A. Notifier: RealTime Laboratories, Inc., 4100 Fairway Ct., #600, Carrolton, TX 75010, PH.: 972-492-0419
NOTE: If Medicare doesn’t pay for Laboratory Test below, you may have to pay. Medicare does not pay for everything, even some care that you or your health care provider have good reason to think you need. We expect Medicare may not pay for the Laboratory Test below.
E. Reason Medicare May Not Pay:
Your referring provider may not provide a
diagnosis that supports medical necessity
according to Medicare Coverage Policies
and the repeat laboratory testings may
exceed frequency limitations set by
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO NOW:
- Read this notice, so you can make an informed decision about your care.
- Ask us any questions that you may have after you finish reading.
- Choose an option below about whether to receive the Laboratory Test listed above.
Note: If you choose Option 1 or 2, we may help you to use any other insurance
that you might have, but Medicare cannot require us to do this.
OPTION 1: I want the Laboratory Test listed above. You may ask to be paid now, but I also want Medicare billed for an official decision on payment, which is sent to me on a Medicare Summary Notice (MSN). I understand that if Medicare doesn’t pay, I am responsible for payment, but I can appeal to Medicare by following the directions on the MSN. If Medicare does pay, you will refund any payments I made to you, less co-pays or deductibles.
OPTION 2: I want the Laboratory Test listed above, but do not bill Medicare. You may ask to be paid now as I am responsible for payment. I cannot appeal if Medicare is not billed.
OPTION 3: I don’t want the Laboratory Test listed above. I understand with this choice I am not responsible for payment, and I cannot appeal to see if Medicare would pay.
Customer selected Option:
This notice gives our opinion, not an official Medicare decision. If you have other questions on this notice or Medicare billing, call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227/TTY: 1-877-486-2048).
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Form CMS-R-131 (Exp.01/31/2026)
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