Talk or Walk: Surviving Cost, Reimbursement, and Other Challenges

Presented by Rodney W. Forsman

The ability to effectively communicate the contribution made by the laboratory is essential to management. There is a long list of stressors influencing decision-makers in health care. If you are not at the table when choices are made, you or your laboratory may be on the menu. You need to be fully understanding of the challenges and be adept at translating your knowledge into the vernacular of financial and patient care benefits. This presentation, recorded at KnowledgeLab 2018, draws from more than 40 years of experience and provides specific examples of exploiting opportunities and overcoming threats in order to communicate the value of the laboratory.

Learning Objectives

  • Interpret the effect of major healthcare reimbursement and regulatory actions on the laboratory
  • Express in quantifiable terms the role of the laboratory in generating contribution margin and lowering cost
  • Demonstrate the effect of the laboratory on the aggregate cost of care and potential for revenue retention and enhanced delivery of service

Continuing Education
1.0 Continuing Education Unit

Body of Knowledge Learning Domains

  • Governance and Organizational Dynamics
  • Financial Management

Content Level

  • Advanced


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  • $49 for Non-Members

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