PAMA

PAMA Unlocks Golden Age for Innovative Diagnostics

By Chance Scott  bio The publication of the 2018 Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) in January saw a long and heated debate within the lab community come to fruition. When Congress … [Read more...]

CO-ORDINATING DATA

Laboratory Information Systems (LIS): What You Need To Know To Get Paid

By Sean McSweeney  bio Today, laboratory billing claims require more and more data to successfully get paid. One of the biggest reasons your claims may be getting denied is because you're … [Read more...]

FEE SCHEDULES

How PAMA’s Effect in 2018 Molecular Diagnostic Reimbursement Will Make Labs More Money

By Sean McSweeney  bio The year 2018 is slated to be much brighter for molecular diagnostic labs as PAMA fee schedules show a higher payment rate and amount for many cancer genomics and … [Read more...]

REIMBURSEMENT

Out of Network: 6 Frequently Asked Questions

By Richa Singh  bio As labs face an increasingly challenging reimbursement environment, more providers are doubling down on out-of-network strategies to maximize on collections … [Read more...]

INDUSTRY TRENDS

Next-Gen Sequencing, AI Driving Investor Interest in Diagnostics Sector

There is "intense" investor interest and "substantial" investment occurring in the next generation of diagnostics and tools companies (Dx/Tools), according to a year-end report … [Read more...]

REIMBURSEMENT

CMS Final Fee Schedule Will Impact Patient Access to Laboratories: COLA

The CMS Final Fee Schedule will hurt patient access to clinical laboratories, says the lab accreditation bureau COLA. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released its final rates … [Read more...]

PAMA

CMS Ignores Flawed Processes, Finalizes 2018 PAMA Pricing; Labs Need to Take Immediate Action to Offset Impending Lean Times

By Kyle Fetter  bio The final 2018 clinical laboratory fee schedule (CLFS) is out, and it is evident that the argument that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) PAMA … [Read more...]

UNANIMOUS ABOUT PRIORITY

Association Representatives Say PAMA is #1 Concern for Lab Industry

In the kick-off event of G2 Intelligence's 2017 Laboratory Institute (Washington D.C.; Oct. 25-27), representatives of the biggest laboratory-related associations shared their top priorities, which … [Read more...]

PAMA

Draft 2018 CLFS Reveals Fundamental Flaws in PAMA Reporting Exercise; Time to Take Action

By L├óle White  bio As XIFIN predicted, the PAMA reporting exercise has resulted in significant proposed laboratory fee cuts. In fact, the multi-year decrease for the top 20 laboratory tests … [Read more...]

Defense Dept. Extends Lab-Developed Test Demonstration for TRICARE

The Department of Defense announced June 20 that it approved a threeyear extension of the Defense Health Agency Evaluation of Non-United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Approved Laboratory … [Read more...]


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