What All Laboratory Managers Need to Know About the PAMA Final Rule Webinar

Presented by Rodney Forsman, Assistant Professor Emeritus, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic

On June 17, 2016 CMS published the Final Rule for implementing the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) creating a new model for establishing the Medicare Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) and substantially reducing payments. The PAMA rule marks the first real changes in how the CLFS prices are set since its creation in 1984. This is the most significant regulatory change to effect laboratories since CLIA itself.
The CLMA Legislative Compliance and Regulatory Committee (LCRC) stayed abreast of the issues posed for our members by the PAMA law and the proposed regulations.  

Learning Objectives

  • Learn which laboratories are now obligated by law to report private payer reimbursement     
  • Know what information must be reported, when to report and how to report
  • Explain the broader picture of how this will affect your laboratory whether you have to report data or not. What is the projection on payment changes for the next 5 to 6 years?

Continuing Education
1.0 Continuing Education Unit

Body of Knowledge Learning Domains

  • Governance and Organizational Dynamics

Content Level

  • Advanced


  • Free for Professional Plus, Developing Professional, and Student Members
  • $29 for Professional Members
  • $49 for Non-Members

Download the official CLMA press release on the PAMA Rule here.