Jul 16, 2020
Stories of hospital lab early adopters that have successfully implemented third-party decision support
Current events highlight the critical role of the hospital
laboratory as the primary source of diagnostic information. But legislation such as PAMA (Protecting Access to Medicare Act)
can potentially reduce lab...
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...