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December 2016 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Radiology and Laboratory Services Handbook : 2 Independent Laboratory : 2.3 Documentation Requirements

All services require documentation to support the medical necessity of the service rendered, including independent laboratory services. Independent laboratory services are subject to retrospective review and recoupment if documentation does not support the service billed.
Independent laboratory documentation must include the physician’s signed and dated order for the laboratory tests. The specific tests ordered by the physician must be listed on the order. The test results must also be included in the documentation.

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