NEWS

Compliance Planning: OIG Switches from Semi-Annual to Monthly Work Plan Updates

When it comes to running a laboratory compliance plan, the semi-annual OIG Work Plan can be a big help to because it enables you to keep track of new enforcement initiatives and respond to emerging … [Read more...]

HEALTH CARE REFORM

Labs to CMS: Push Back PAMA & Add Hospital Labs to CLFS Mix

The lab industry continues to wait nervously for word from CMS regarding PAMA. Demand 1: Fix the Fee Schedule Methodology The industry's paramount concern remains the formula CMS proposes to use to … [Read more...]

FOCUS ON

Quest-Walmart Deal Latest in Mass Retailing of Lab Tests

Laboratory test products have been appearing on the shelves of mass retail stores with growing frequency. But the newly announced partnership between Walmart and Quest Diagnostics raises eyebrows … [Read more...]

FOCUS ON

Decoding Quality Terminology

By Jennifer Dawson, MHA, LSSBB, DLM(ASCP)  bio Editor's Note: G2 Compliance is pleased to announce our upcoming webinar, The Cost of Poor Quality, with Jennifer Dawson. Registration details … [Read more...]

MANAGING THE LAB

Why Your Best Talent is Leaving and Four Ways to Win Them Back

By William A. Schiemann, Ph.D  bio Most leaders of companies today recognize the importance of having engaged people at work. Yet research from the Metrus Institute, Gallup, and others say … [Read more...]

PATIENT SAFETY

Do No Harm: Diagnostic Errors and the Lab

By Jennifer (McMahon) Dawson, MHA, DLM (ASCP)  bio "Do no harm" is the mantra that health care providers live by. Doctors, nurses and laboratory professionals alike enter into the business … [Read more...]

ENFORCEMENT

OIG and CMS Tout Recent Enforcement Successes and the Pivotal Role of Data Analytics

In recent reports, both the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) plugged their successes at routing … [Read more...]

REIMBURSEMENT

Third Annual Release of Medicare Payment Data Furthers Transparency Regarding Lab Payments

Once again, coinciding with U.S. Health and Human Services’ annual Health Datapalooza conference (see page 3), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released an updated public … [Read more...]

PRECISION MEDICINE

Lab Role Starts Small As Precision Medicine Initiative Evolves

The Obama administration has redoubled its effort to encourage the use of precision medicine, although the role of laboratories in the initiative has mostly been limited to small-bore ambitions for … [Read more...]

More FDA Workshops Focus on NGS Technology

Last year the FDA held workshops to discuss analytical standards for next-generation sequencing (NGS) and use of curated databases for establishing clinical relevance of genetic variants. The FDA … [Read more...]


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