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Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Groups

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Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Groups

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Prepare Your Clinical Lab for Double the Regulatory, Compliance, and Managed Care Risk in 2021: The Simultaneous Need to Deal with COVID-19 and Routine Testing Activities

Your lab has the urgent need to brace for operating dual compliance programs  with equal vigor in 2021, to address rapid changes in COVID-19 regulations even as feds and payers crack down on skyrocketing genetic test claims


Webinar held Thurs., December 10 (1PM EST)




The big story moving into 2021 is the dual regulatory challenges coming to your clinical laboratory or anatomic pathology group. As your lab deals with COVID-19 testing and never-ending government dictates that change from day to day, it must also comply with the usual range of regulatory, compliance, and managed care issues associated with standard lab testing services.

Never before have the risks of non-compliance been so great for your lab! Which is why you need to prepare now to operate side-by-side compliance, risk management, and managed care contracting programs in 2021, to be ready for twice the work and twice the exposure to regulatory enforcement and payer audits that trigger huge recoupment demands.

This 90-minute webinar, including an interactive Q&A session, will help you and your lab team be ready for what will be a dynamic and fast-changing compliance and regulatory environment as the pandemic rolls into 2021. You’ll hear from nationally-recognized attorneys who will alert you to coming changes, provide you with effective strategies to help your lab with compliance, and recommend risk-mitigation steps you can take now to ensure full compliance with all the new developments—both with COVID-19 testing and with standard clinical laboratory services.



Attend this program, and our speakers will guide you through these 2021 regulatory issues:

  • Get crucial updates on key lab audit areas for next year
  • Understand the new compliance risks from relaxed federal and state restrictions when your clinical lab or pathology group provides testing services and consultations across state lines
  • Learn new payer tactics used to manage the swift increase in the number of molecular and genetic test claims
  • Hear why payers are increasing audits of Professional Component Clinical Pathology (PCCP) fees and ways for pathologists to prepare
  • Examine unwelcome developments in managed care contracting involving both clinical lab and anatomic pathology services

Plus 2021 compliance Issues unique to COVID-19:

  • Learn the compliance and regulatory issues related to COVID-19 test order arrangements
  • Compare COVID-19 testing legal risks to your lab with standard lab testing risks
  • Understand reporting issues with respect to PRF funds
  • How to document medical necessity in a telemedicine world
  • Hear about often overlooked legal liabilities when labs provide tests for employee COVID-19 screening programs
  • Gain different strategies your lab can use to serve consumers with COVID-19 testing while complying with federal and state requirements
  • Get latest updates on the COVID differential based on TAT beginning in January, and more

Who should attend?

  • Billing and Finance Executives
  • Laboratory Leadership
  • Compliance Officers
  • VP/Directors – Revenue Cycle
  • Billing and Coding Administrators

Another reason why this webinar is a must-attend for you and your lab team is that it will provide actionable information about compliance issues that have never before confronted clinical laboratories, mainly because of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. It is your perfect opportunity to get the knowledge you need in advance of events.

Your registration includes:

  • A site license to attend the webinar
  • The opportunity to pose specific questions, and connect directly with the speakers during the audience Q&A session

Don’t put off gathering the critical insights you need – attend this webinar and prepare your lab now. It’s one of the best and most cost-effective investments you can make to be confidently and effectively prepared for the compliance, audit, and managed care challenges coming at you in 2021!






DATE:                       Held Thursday, December 10
TIME:                        1 PM EST; Noon CST; 10 AM PST
PLACE:                     Your computer and/or speakerphone
COST:                       $195 On-Demand or $225 DVD + On-Demand
TO ORDER:            Click here or call 512-264-7103



Rick Cooper 2020

Rick Cooper, Esq.
Co-Chair National Healthcare Practice Group
McDonald Hopkins
Cleveland, OH

In addition to Co-Chair of McDonald Hopkins’ National Healthcare Practice Group, Cooper also serves as Co-Chair of its Healthcare Restructuring Practice Group. His national practice is focused on healthcare law, representing clients in transactional, restructuring, corporate compliance, regulatory, licensure, reimbursement, contractual, strategic planning, and venture matters. McDonald Hopkins represents 500+ pathology groups and 300 laboratories, including anatomic, clinical, molecular/genetic, toxicology, and specialty labs. Cooper is a frequent contributor to laboratory and pathology publications, has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for health law for 25 consecutive years and selected as an Ohio Super Lawyer.

Jane Pine Wood 2020

Jane Pine Wood, Esq.
Chief Legal Counsel
BioReference Laboratories
Elmwood Park, NJ

Jane Pine Wood’s focus is legal and regulatory compliance, corporate governance and corporate ethics. Jane joined BioReference after serving nearly three decades in private practice at McDonald Hopkins, LLC. She is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and has received the Association of Pathology Chairs’ Friends of Pathology Award, American Society of Clinical Pathology Patients’ Advocate Award, and is listed among Massachusetts Super Lawyers – Top 50 Female Lawyer Award. Jane is a member of the American Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, New Jersey Bar Association, and Ohio Bar.


Elizabeth Sullivan
Co-Chair, National Healthcare Practice Group
McDonald Hopkins
Cleveland, OH

Liz began her legal career in the Healthcare Practice group at McDonald Hopkins and later served as an attorney in the legal department at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation before returning to McDonald Hopkins as a member. While at the Cleveland Clinic, Liz provided regulatory advice and transactional guidance to various service lines, including the clinical laboratory, professional pathology, imaging, transplant, and remote and distance health teams.  Over the course of her career, Liz has assisted various types of healthcare providers, including clinical laboratories, hospitals, physician specialty groups, telehealth providers, transplant centers, and surgery centers.