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, eve
Point of Care lab testing is often sought out as the solution to long turnaround times or new regulatory requirements. The discussion consists of how to achieve quality and compliance in point of care testing (POCT), while learning how to analyze a new request for POCT.
This recording discusses the essential data elements required for this PAMA reporting cycle and the steps to take to develop a plan for collecting the data, submitting the final private payer rate, and ensuring compliance.
This session provides practical tools for effective advocacy efforts at the federal and state levels. It will provide an overview of the federal legislative and regulatory framework and emphasize the effective ways laboratory professionals can influence these processes.
The goal of this session is to share an example of a tracking tool for laboratory errors, what the review process is for the errors, and when to decide (and what tool to use) to implement process improvement. This tracking tool can be used alongside any organizational risk management software...
Managing your lab safety program is a job that never stops, but how you approach the various tasks has to change in order to prevent “safety stagnation.” Learn tips and tricks for spicing up your safety training and to make the material you’re giving stick so that your lab safety culture continues..
Significant changes have been made to the implementation of the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) since its introduction under PAMA in 2018. The Applicable Laboratory criteria have been expanded to include hospital laboratories engaged in outreach.
This presentation reviews significant changes that have been made to the implementation of the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) since its introduction under PAMA in 2018. The Applicable Laboratory criteria have been expanded to include hospital laboratories engaged in outreach.
In this session you will learn how to combine various QC tools to create a custom quality control plan for each test in your laboratory: a plan that will reduce the risk of error and help ensure good patient test results.