COMPLIANCE

Compliance Issues Permeate Discussions Throughout Lab Institute

During three days of presentations, compliance issues for laboratories and pathologists permeated most of the discussions. Beginning with a workshop on workforce issues, speakers addressed compliance … [Read more...]

REIMBURSEMENT

3 Things We Learned from New OIG Report on 2015’s Top 25 Lab Tests by Medicare Payment

Buried in the back of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) recent report on 2015 Medicare payments for Part B lab tests are three key revelations about the new Protecting Access to Medicare Act of … [Read more...]

COMPLIANCE TIPS

No One-Size-Fits-All Answer for Frequency of Billing and Coding Audits

Q. How often should a laboratory conduct compliance audits of its billing and coding? A. The answer depends on many factors and will vary from provider to provider. The Office of Inspector General's … [Read more...]

TECHNOLOGY

Even Small Labs Can Yield Big Results from Simple, Low-Cost Informatics Strategies

Big Data, informatics and information systems are critical topics for the health care industry as reforms emphasize coordinating care, increasing quality and reducing costs. Capitalizing on the … [Read more...]

BILLING AND COLLECTIONS

7 Service Terms to Include in Your Patient Debt Collection Agency Services Contract

Outsourcing patient collections enables labs to generate needed cash flow and concentrate on clinical operations. That, at least, is the theory. But the strategy does not always work. One of the key … [Read more...]


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