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Feb 26, 2020

The Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) becomes mandatory in 2020. It promotes evidence-based medicine by requiring consultation of appropriate use criteria (AUC) when ordering Medicare part B advanced imaging, and evidence of such consultations in order for claims to be paid by the CMS.

On today's podcast, Change...


Feb 17, 2020

Hospital Laboratories Must Think Critically and Evaluate Carefully Before Launching Decision Support Projects

Practicing medicine today is more complex than ever. The menu of diagnostics, medications and treatments available to providers is continually expanding. Standards of care are shifting as guidelines grow and...


Jan 4, 2020

Hospitals must choose best path forward amid major industry changes

Powerful forces are reshaping the clinical laboratory industry. Deep reimbursement cuts threaten to upend traditional business models. Ongoing commoditization continues to exert margin pressure. Capital requirements are rising as budgets erode. And...


Dec 26, 2019

Laboratory Data Key to Overcoming Medicare Cuts

Harnessing data can reduce waste, increase margins, and improve clinical outcomes

Based on a presentation from the 2019 Dark Report Executive War College benefactor session, featuring Don Flott, Senior Director of Value-Based Medicine at Mayo Clinic Laboratories; David...


Dec 20, 2019

A recent JAMA article identified six domains of healthcare that are responsible for $935 billion in wasted healthcare spend annually:

  1. Failure of Care Delivery
  2. Failure of Care Coordination
  3. Overtreatment/Low-Value Care
  4. Pricing Failure
  5. Fraud and Abuse
  6. Administrative Complexity

That accounts for a staggering 25% of all...