Facing the Looming End of Fee-for-Service, Clinical Laboratories and Anatomic Pathology Groups Look for New Business Models

Failing finances at technical pathology laboratories may be the most immediate concern for many pathology group practices Many clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups now recognize the new reality of the American healthcare system: less reimbursement for laboratory testing. On one hand, the fee-for-service prices for lab tests paid by government and private payers have been aggressively slashed. On the other hand, all payers have become stubbornly resistant to issuing coverage...

CMS to Conduct Public Meeting on Genetic and Molecular Laboratory Test Billing

Medicare officials seeking public comment during the July 18 meeting Changes in how the Medicare program will reimburse pathology groups and clinical laboratories for genetic tests and molecular diagnostic assays will be one of the important topics at an upcoming meeting in Baltimore on July 18, 2011. The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will conduct the meeting at its headquarters and is asking for public comment as it develops coverage guidelines and reimbursement...
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