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We are at a historic crossroads, both in healthcare and in laboratory medicine. We’re seeing a pace of change and transformation that’s unprecedented since World War II. Successful labs require awareness and a keen understanding of the emerging healthcare marketplace.
Learn how your medical lab can survive the transition from volume- to value-based healthcare, by identifying opportunities to deliver recognized, unquestioned value to physicians, patients, parent hospitals, health systems and payers.
The Growing Role of Quality Management Systems In Clinical Laboratory Accreditation and Licensure
CLIA inspections are growing tougher every year. It’s the same story with Medicare accreditation of clinical laboratories. Requirements are tightening. Onsite lab inspections and assessments are becoming more rigorous.
Get a full understanding of how and why the use of a Quality Management System (QMS) is such a powerful way to put your laboratory at full compliance, ready for surprise inspections that result in a “no deficiency” outcome.
UnitedHealthcare Offers Apple Watches to Wellness Program Participants Who Meet Fitness Goals; Clinical Laboratories Can Participate and Increase Revenues
Mobile, wearable, mHealth monitoring devices are a key element of many employer fitness programs and clinical laboratories can play an important role in their success For years Dark Daily has encouraged clinical laboratories to get involved in corporate wellness...read more
Many Hospital Laboratories Must Report PAMA Private Payer Clinical Lab Test Price Data as ‘Applicable Labs’ in 2019, But Lack Systems and Expertise for This Task
Medicare officials are including most hospital laboratories in this PAMA data reporting cycle, but hospitals face $10,000/day federal penalties for not filing, filing late, or filing incomplete or inaccurate data Clinical laboratories operated by hospitals and health...read more
Implementing a New EHR at the Veterans Administration Is Taking Longer and Costing More than Earlier Estimates
With a now-estimated price tag of $16.1 billion, federal regulators and government representatives question the VA’s replacement for their VistA medical records system Originally estimated to cost $10 billion, a contract to replace the federal Department of Veterans...read more
Rural, For-Profit Hospitals Closing at an Alarming Rate Putting Some Independent Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Groups at Risk
Most of the hospital closures occurred in states that did not expand their Medicaid programs following the Affordable Care Act of 2014 Sustained financial pressure is not limited to clinical laboratories. Rural hospitals are under grave financial pressure as well....read more