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Should a medical review officer (MRO) report a negative-dilute test result in the Clearinghouse?

Should a medical review officer (MRO) report a negative-dilute test result in the Clearinghouse?

Guidance:  No. The only negative test result reported to the Clearinghouse is a negative return-to-duty (RTD) result, which is reported by the employer or C/TPA in accordance with 382.705(b)(1)(ii) or (b)(6). If the employer receives a negative-dilute RTD result from the MRO, the employer or C/TPA would report it to the Clearinghouse as a negative RTD result.

Regulatory Topic: Guidance Clarifying that a negative-dilute RTD result should be reported as “negative”
Published Date: Friday, February 14, 2020
Issued Date: Friday, February 14, 2020