News, Analysis, Trends, Management Innovations for
Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Groups

Hosted by Robert Michel

News, Analysis, Trends, Management Innovations for
Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Groups

Hosted by Robert Michel
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HIPAA Form 5010 Implementation: Real-World Solutions to Ease the Transition from 4010 to 5010 and Avoid Reimbursement Delays

(January 18, 2012) Speakers: Lale White, Jackie Griffin and Matt Warner, XIFIN

How Proposed Code-Stack Changes Will Impact Palmetto GBA’s Handling of Molecular Diagnostic Tests and LDTs

(December 20, 2011) Speakers: Mike Barlow and Elaine Jeter, MD

Washington Puts Lab-Test Cost-Cutting on the Table for 2012: Devastating Fee Cuts Plus Other Congressional Proposals and How Your Lab Can Prevent Them

(October 26, 2011) Speakers: Peter Kazon and Alan Mertz

Meaningful Use: Phase 1 Lessons Learned and How to Prepare Your Lab for Phase 2 Requirements

(September 21, 2011) Speakers: Pat Wolfram and Robert Atlas

Achieving Financial Success with Hospital Laboratory Outreach: Six Proven Ways to Boost Net Revenue

(August 24, 2011) Speakers: Kathleen A. Murphy and Larry Siedlick

Prepare Your Lab for a Medicare RAC Audit: Essential Do’s and Don’ts to Reduce Compliance Risk and Avoid Penalties

(July 20, 2011) Speakers: Jane Pine Wood, Tom Rehwald

ACOs and Medical Homes: Preparing Your Lab for Dramatic Changes in How Physicians Use Clinical Laboratories

(June 23, 2011) Speakers: Brian R. Jackson, James M. Crawford

Anticipating the Disruption from HIPAA 5010 Forms and ICD-10: Essential Action Steps to Maintain Your Lab’s Cash Flow

(May 24, 2011) Speaker: Lale White

Managing Multiple Generations in Your Lab: Proven Methods to Motivate Gen X, Gen Y, and Baby Boomers in the Same Workplace

(April 20, 2011) Speaker: Jeff Smith

Negotiating RFPs: How to Get the Best Value for Your Laboratory

(March 23, 2011) Speakers: Molly Orluck, President, mollyorluck enterprises inc., Michele Pessa, President, JeNG Consulting

Managed-Care Contracting: How to Ensure the New Healthcare Reforms Won’t Lower Your Lab’s Health Plan Reimbursements

(February 17, 2011) Speaker: Michael Snyder,Vice President of Laboratory Management, Medical Spend Management Systems

Achieving Best Practices in Laboratory Operations and Workflow: How to Sustain Lean and Tear Down Silos in Your Lab

(January 20, 2011) Speaker: Pat Wolfram, – Ignis Systems Corporation, Ruth Johanson – Providence Health

Achieving Best Practices in Laboratory Operations and Workflow: How to Sustain Lean and Tear Down Silos in Your Lab

(December 15, 2010) Speaker: Patrick Maul and Robert Giles

How to Solve Your Lab’s Med-Tech Recruitment, Hiring, and Retention Problems Now!

(November 16, 2010) Speaker: Peggy McKee

How to Stay Legal in 2011: New Legal Issues and Regulatory Changes Affecting Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Groups

(October 19, 2010) Speakers: Richard Cooper, Jane Pine Wood, McDonald Hopkins

How Meaningful Use and EMR Adoption Will Reshape Your Lab’s Competitive Future-and Its Profitability

(September 28, 2010) Speakers: Kelly A. Feist, Robert Atlas, Pat Wolfram

Molecular Diagnostics for Community Hospital Labs: Hitting Clinical and Financial Home Runs in Infectious Disease and Oncology Testing

(August 25, 2010) Speakers: Frederick L. Kiechle, MD, Ph.D, Kathleen M Murphy, Ph.D, Gregory A. Hosler, MD, Ph.D

Why Health Insurers Want to Pre-Authorize Genetic Assays and Expensive Clinical Pathology

(July 13, 2010) Speakers: Matthew Zubiller, McKesson Corporation, Michael Tarwater, MuirLab

Protecting Your Laboratory’s Important Business Assets From Internal and External Threats: Key Developments in the Area of Trade Secret, Protection, Non-Competes, and Employee Handbooks

(June 24, 2010) Speakers: James J. Boutrous II and James J. Giszczak

Transfusion & Blood Management: Practical Advice on How to Save Blood, Save Dollars and Save Lives

(May 19, 2010) Speakers: Timothy Hannon MD, MBA and Marisa B. Marques, MD

How to Negotiate Part A Reimbursements Using a Performance-Based Approach

(April 21, 2010) Speakers: Robert H. Tessier, Saraswathi Nair, M.D.

Managed Care’s Most Significant New Trends in 2010 and Their Impact on Your Lab’s Contract Renewal Negotiations

(March 17, 2010) Speakers: Michael Snyder, Sam Merkouriou

The A-to-Z of Vitamin D: Why It’s Today’s Hottest Lab Test!

(February 24, 2010) Speaker: Dr. Bruce Hollis, PhD

New Opportunities for Your Lab’s LIS–EMR Interface: How to Profit From the “Big Wave” About to Hit Healthcare

(January 20, 2010) Speakers: Pat Wolfram, Ruth Johanson

Achieving World-Class Performance: New Ways Your Lab Can Use Lean Six Sigma to Stop Bad Outcomes and Boost Financial Performance

(December 17, 2009) Speakers: Leslie Sprick, M. Susan Stegall; Sprick, Stegall & Associates, LLC Vince D Mello (Moderator) President, D Mello LabMed Consultants

Succession Planning Essentials: Preparing Your Lab for the Coming Wave of Retiring Managers and Staff

(November 17, 2009) Speakers: Jeff Smith and Priscilla Cherry

New Legal Issues and Regulatory Changes and Their Potential Impact on Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Groups

(October 27, 2009) Speakers: Jane Pine Wood, Richard Cooper

Important New Managed Care Contracting Trends, Issues, and Opportunities for Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Groups

(September 17, 2009)

Pathology and Radiology’s Combined Future is Now at Kansas University: How Integrated Breast Cancer Diagnostics are Improving Patient Care

(August 19, 2009)

Laboratory Managers: How to Become A Better Coach and Create a More Productive Working Environment in Your Laboratory

(July 16, 2009)

Laboratory and Pathology Mergers and Acquisition Activity: How Recent Sales and The Current Economy Could Impact the Value of Your Lab

(June 16, 2009)

Sure-Fire Methods to Slash Your Laboratory’s Reference and Send-Out Testing Costs

(May 14, 2009)

How to Recruit and Retain the Best Med Techs

(April 16, 2009) Peggy McKee, PHC Consulting

Creating Patient Requisition Forms That Dramatically Increase Market Share and Profitability

(March 18, 2009)

How to Improve Pathologist Compensation and Productivity for You and Your Lab

(February 18, 2009)

Building Customized Laboratory Test Reports That Create Brand Awareness and Client Loyalty for Your Laboratory

(January 14, 2009)

Managed Care Lab Contracting: How To Negotiate The Best Pricing And Terms For Your Lab

(December 17, 2008)

How To Find And Eliminate All The Waste In Your Lab! Proven Techniques To Successfully Identify Waste In Your Laboratory—And Get Rid Of It For Good

(November 13, 2008)

Improving Lab Management Productivity: How To Evaluate Your Team And Stimulate Increased Performance And Profitability

(October 21, 2008)

How Hospitals And Health System Labs Can Profit From New Must-Have Molecular Tests And Technologies

(September 23, 2008)

Increase Your Lab Revenue With Better Billing & Coding: How To Collect More Money While Slashing Collection Costs

(August 26, 2008)

Laboratory and Pathology Mergers & Acquisitions: Must-Have Essentials To Learn Before You Sell or Buy A Lab

(July 30, 2008)

Using Your Lab’s Culture To Turbocharge Productivity & Profits: Changing Your Culture To Achieve Your Goals

(May 6, 2008)