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Preparing for 2017’s Tougher Lab Regulations and New Legal Issues: What Every Lab and Pathology Group Needs to Know to Protect Revenue and Stay Compliant

 Webinar — Held Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 1:00 PM EDT

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Government and private health plans are taking a hard line
to ensure that clinical labs and pathology groups are complying
with new laws and regulations, and managed care contract terms.

Learn NOW what you and your management team can do
to mitigate risk, and keep your lab organization financially strong!

Tougher challenges are coming to all labs in 2017! The new year will bring significant changes to lab test reimbursement, lab compliance, and managed care contracting. Most of these challenges all boil down to one thing: tougher actions by government and private payers which everyone expects will have negative financial consequences for the nation’s medical laboratories and pathology groups.

In fact, it is now generally acknowledged that all the coming changes make 2017 a high-stakes year for the entire clinical laboratory industry and pathology profession. Take PAMA’s lab test price market reporting requirement, for example. Of course you know CMS will use that data to re-price the Part B clinical laboratory fee schedule downward, starting on January 1, 2018. But did you know that your existing managed care contracts—as currently written—probably set up your lab to take even deeper price cuts on your private payer claims in 2018!

Thus, your lab is poised to take a doublerevenue hit during 2018, unless you take the right steps now to change the language in your lab’s most important managed care contracts. And that’s just one essential strategy your lab must implement in response to everything that changes in 2017.

To help all clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups prepare for these challenges, The Dark Report has arranged a special 90-minute webinar that features several of the nation’s most respected experts in laboratory law, regulation, and managed care contracting. On October 12, at 1 PM EDT, from the law firm McDonald Hopkins, attorneys Richard S. Cooper, Jane Pine Wood, and Elizabeth Sullivan will discuss the most important changes coming to the clinical lab and anatomic pathology marketplace in 2017.

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Take advantage of your opportunity to interact directly with Cooper, Wood, and Sullivan on the key issues that will confront your lab after January 1. Based in their work with client labs, national laboratory medicine societies and associations, and their discussions with CMS, policymakers, Medicare Administrative Contracts, and managed care companies, they have invaluable insights and recommendations.

This is the webinar that can save your lab thousands of dollars in compliance costs. It is also the webinar that guides you to the right managed care contracting strategies for 2017—and that can mean hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional revenue for your clinical lab or pathology group.Take advantage of your opportunity to interact directly with Cooper, Wood, and Sullivan on the key issues that will confront your lab after January 1. Based in their work with client labs, national laboratory medicine societies and associations, and their discussions with CMS, policymakers, Medicare Administrative Contracts, and managed care companies, they have invaluable insights and recommendations.

You know all the major developments that will unfold in 2017. These include PAMA lab test market price reporting, ADLTs (definitions/pricing by Medicare), LDT regulation by the FDA, expanded lab audits by public and private payers, and more. But what you don’t know is the best responses and actions your clinical lab and pathology group can take in response to all of these major changes and unwelcome developments.

That’s why you will want to join us on October 12 for this very special 90-minute webinar. Best of all, for the same price, you can have everyone on your lab team sit in and participate. It is the opportunity for your administrative leaders, compliance managers, billing/coding/collections managers, and managed care managers to hear, first-hand, the best and worst of what will happen in 2017 with new lab regulations, changes to managed care contracts, tougher audits of labs, even developments in tougher CLIA inspections of clinical and anatomic pathology labs.

 

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Listen and learn from the shared wisdom of our expert faculty
as they address key issues in these primary areas:

  • PAMA Market Price Reporting
    Most clinical laboratories and pathology groups are already behind the eight-ball in meeting the final rule’s requirements for lab test market price reporting. Get exclusive insights about the processes your lab needs to put in place right away, and in 2017.
  • ADLTS/LDTs
    Should you pursue ADLT status with your molecular and genetic testing? What are the benefits of pursuing this path? The stumbling blocks? Plus hear important updates about the status of the regulation of LDTs.
  • Audit Activity by Private Payers
    Expect enlightening discussion about the increased frequency of audits, the items being focused on, and the tactics being used, with plenty of valuable insights on how your lab can mitigate your audit risk, as well as the steps to take to effectively respond to an audit.
  • Medicare/Medicaid
    Medicare payments will likely be very different in the future, with rates certain to fall. Now is the time to begin looking at your payer contracts and your client billing contracts—learn what to check for and the actions to take.
  • Direct-to-Consumer Testing
    DTC testing faces scrutiny from a number of angles and a number of entities, with the FDA taking the lead role. But what about state laws? Hear little-known facts about the intricacies and pitfalls of reaching out with laboratory services directly to patients.

After each module, there will be a Q&A period. during which you’ll be able to submit your own specific questions to our expert panel. This segment of the webinar represents particularly high value for you and your management team!

THE DARK REPORT WEBINAR AT A GLANCE

DATE: Wednesday, October 12, 2016

TIME: 1 PM EDT; 12 Noon CDT; 11 AM MDT; 10 AM PDT

PLACE: Your computer and/or speakerphone

COST: $245 per site 

TO ORDER: Click here or call 512-264-7103

These developments are catching many labs off-guard and unprepared.
Don’t be one of those labs!

Lack of preparation carries big consequences, so order now for this essential webinar to identify solutions to the perils that lie ahead for laboratories in 2017. As an attendee of this very timely session, you will come away with an essential toolkit of information, designed to help you plot a proactive course of action and be in control of how your laboratory or pathology group will fare in the coming year!

How to Order:
1.  Online
2. Call 512-264-7103.

Your registration includes:

  • A site license to attend the webinar (invite as many people as you can fit around your conference table at no extra charge)
  • A full transcript emailed to you soon after the conference

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She is a member of DxMA, ASM and AMP and was a Microbiology Supervisor before transitioning to the diagnostic industry.”

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