KNOWLEDGELAB 2014 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!KnowledgeLab 2014 registration is live! Learn why you should join fellow laboratorians in Las Vegas, May 4-7, 2014 to advance your knowledge and continue to make an impact in the profession. Register by December 31, 2013 to take advantage of the Ultra Savings registration rate. Learn more.
2014 Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule
CMS published the 2014 Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) and the accompanying transmittal R2823CP on its website. The transmittal says there is a negative 0.75 percent update to the fee schedule after all factors like the productivity adjustment and the -1.75 percent from the Affordable Care Act. That means that a test, like a comprehensive metabolic panel that paid $14.53 in 2013 will pay $14.41 in 2014, a change of $0.12. This is a relatively small change in the CLFS. Read more and Additional Resources.
CLMA Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Quality Logic
On November 17, 2013, CLMA President Paul Epner signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on behalf of CLMA that sets forth the terms and understanding for a collaborative effort between CLMA and Quality Logic (QL), an organization based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and focused on implementation of events focused on quality in the clinical laboratory. The MOU will allow QL and CLMA to collaborate to provide professional development and education to clinical laboratory professionals in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) through CLMA’s KnowledgeLab, regional meetings, online training and other mechanisms as mutually agreed. CLMA and QL will also explore areas for collaboration beyond the terms of this agreement such as publications, online education and other areas of mutual interest.
The signing ceremony for the MOU took place at Seeding Knowledge 2013, a conference bringing together senior laboratory professionals from the KSA with leading experts in clinical laboratory quality to join efforts to shape the future quality roadmap of clinical laboratories. Paul Epner served as faculty for the conference.
The Clinical Laboratory Management Association (CLMA) and the Society of American Federal Medical Laboratory Scientists (SAFMLS) announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will allow for a new and growing collaboration between the two organizations. Read more about this exciting collaboration that will benefit members of both organizations.
CLMA and SAFMLS Announce Collaboration Around Professional Development and Education
The 2014 Coding and Reimbursement Update audioLab presented by Diana Vorhees, DV and Associated Inc. is available for purchase as an Education on Demand session. This presentation highlights anticipated changes and issues related to coding, billing, and reimbursement compliance in the coming year. View more information and purchase in the CLMA Online Store!
2014 Coding and Reimbursement Update as Education on Demand
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