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Upcoming Webinars

CLMA Full Members receive complimentary live webinar registration included in the cost of membership. Registration is required to access the webinar. Webinar recording access is not included with CLMA Full Membership. Check back here monthly for new webinar listings.

Laboratory Outreach - A Continued Opportunity
Laboratory Outreach - A Continued Opportunity


Presented by Steve Finch, MHA, RN

October 24, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. CT

Hospital laboratory outreach programs have existed for many years and are designed to turn unused analytical capacity into additional revenue, leverage the hospital’s community brand and provide continuity of care for patients and providers. Successful outreach programs demonstrate well-coordinated logistics, customer service, revenue cycle processes and robust information technology platforms. Organizational awareness and executive level support are critical to ensure the success of an outreach program.

In an unprecedented era of declining reimbursement, hospital laboratory outreach programs can still be profitable, deliver value and play a vital role in the health care continuum. This presentation will review the key elements of infrastructure necessary to compete in today’s outreach market. Opportunities to maximize the contribution margin of laboratory services and reduce operating costs will be discussed. Finally, tactics to navigate the numerous challenges facing outreach laboratories today will be explored.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the key infrastructure components of a laboratory outreach program
  • Explore opportunities to enhance revenue and reduce costs
  • Learn strategies to overcome challenges associated with operating a laboratory outreach program in a complex health care environment

Continuing Education
1.0 Continuing Education Unit

Body of Knowledge Learning Domains

  • Business and Clinical Operations
  • Strategic Planning and Marketing
  • Quality Management for Patient Safety

Content Level

  • Advanced

Price

  • Free for Full for Members
  • $49 for Associate Members
  • $99 for Non-Members

2020 Laboratory and Pathology Coding, Billing, and Reimbursement
2020 Laboratory and Pathology Coding, Billing, and Reimbursement


Presented by Diana Voorhees, M.A., CLS, MT, SH, CLCP

November 12, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. CT

Staying in compliance with ever-changing and often-ambiguous coding, billing and reimbursement rules is a constant challenge for clinical laboratories and pathology services, especially as new test codes continue to be developed and are frequently associated with no defined payment. In addition, ever-evolving coverage policies and changes to how Medicare and other payers reimburse molecular pathology testing present serious hurdles that affect payment. This presentation addresses upcoming changes and prepares for the developments approaching in 2020.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss procedural coding changes for 2020
  • Describe proposed changes in government reimbursement
  • Discuss pertinent policies and issues affecting coverage
  • Determine the anticipated impact of CMS editing systems

Continuing Education
1.0 Continuing Education Unit

Body of Knowledge Learning Domains

  • Compliance and Risk Management
  • Financial Management 

Price

  • Free for Full Members
  • $49 for Associate Members
  • $99 for Non-Members

Training and Competency Assessment Basics
Training and Competency Assessment Basics

 

Presented by Edward Maziarz, BS, MT(ASCP)

December 12, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. CT

This course will review the basic requirements of training and competency assessment of both technical and non-technical laboratory employees. The focus will be on the essential elements required for training and competency assessment. Participants will understand the importance of having appropriate procedures in place which speak to current practices used to train and assess all laboratory employees.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize and review the requirements of training and competency assessment activities

  • Emphasize the essential elements required for training and competency assessment

  • Understand the importance of having appropriate procedures in place for training and assessing competency for both technical and non-technical employees.

Continuing Education
1.0 Continuing Education Unit

Body of Knowledge Learning Domains

  • Quality Management for Patient Safety
  • Compliance and Risk Management

Price

  • Free for Full Members
  • $49 for Associate Members
  • $99 for Non-Members