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Dark Daily Webinar
Recorded March 28, 2018
Laboratory Certification and Accreditation: CAP & A2LA Discuss the Most Common Deficiencies and How Labs Should Prepare for Coming Changes
To help CLIA-certified clinical laboratories stay up-to-date with the latest developments, Dark Daily is presenting two special webinars that will give participants access to representatives from all four primary accrediting bodies with deeming authority from CMS to accredit clinical laboratories to the requirements of CLIA. This webinar, part one of the two-part series, features accreditation experts from the CAP and A2LA. Hear their organization’s list of the Top 10 Deficiencies identified during lab assessments over the past year, and how to prepare your lab!
Dark Daily Webinar
Recorded March 14, 2018
Newly-Available Medicare Utilization and Price Data for Pathology: Why It’s Important to your Lab and How to Use it to Boost Revenue and Pathologist Compensation
This is a must-attend session for every pathologist and practice administrator! It deals with the reality of today’s tough marketplace for pathology services and will deliver the knowledge you need to help your lab preserve revenue, enhance pathologist income, and expand market share.
- Best strategies on how other pathology practices are dealing with payer prior-authorization programs, successful navigation of payer audits, and managing narrow networks.
- An update you’ll want to hear regarding how payers are beginning to institute policies that restrict or totally deny the ability of urologists, GIs, and others to operate an anatomic pathology lab in their practice and get paid for those claims.
- Relevant policy/reimbursement/coverage changes within federal Medicare and certain state Medicaid programs that are important for you to know and respond to.
- And much more….
Save Your Seat | 23rd Annual Executive War College
May 1-2, 2018
Sheraton Hotel, New Orleans, LA
The nation’s largest and most respected laboratory management event, chock-full of essential insights and a full range of laboratory leadership and operational innovations you won’t find anywhere else.
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Molecular Information Management Systems (MIMS): Pathologists are Using MIMS To Revolutionize Personalized and Predictive Medicine
Personalized medicine and predictive medicine have become a reality. As a result, your clinical diagnostic laboratory’s need for a molecular information management system (MIMS) will become increasingly important. The Dark Report is pleased to offer this FREE White Paper, providing a detailed discussion on the whys and hows of unlocking the potential of molecular diagnostics to the benefit of your laboratory, and the contributions it can make to patient care.
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Some Hospitals Launch Concierge Care Clinics to Raise Revenue, Generating both Controversy and Opportunity for Medical Laboratories
Critics are quick to note that this creates a disparity in how patients access healthcare services Independent concierge care (AKA concierge medicine) is available to anyone willing to pay the additional costs, which are over and above any health insurance. In a...read more
KFF Study Finds HDHPs and Increased Cost-Sharing Requirements for Medical Services are Making Healthcare Increasingly Inaccessible to Consumers
Though ACA reforms may have slowed healthcare spending, rapidly increasing deductibles and cost sharing requirements have many experts questioning if patients can afford care at all, despite the increased availability of insurance coverage Much of the debate...read more
Researchers at Several Top Universities Unveil CRISPR-Based Diagnostics That Show Great Promise for Clinical Laboratories
Three innovative technologies utilizing CRISPR-Cas13, Cas12a, and Cas9 demonstrate how CRISPR might be used for more than gene editing, while highlighting potential to develop new diagnostics for both the medical laboratory and point-of-care (POC) testing markets...read more
What Makes US Healthcare So Expensive? It’s Price, Not Overutilization, Say Researchers at IHME and UCLA
Recent studies exploring the economics behind the high price of US healthcare independently point to the price of labor, goods, services, administrative costs, and pharmaceuticals as primary reason why the US spends almost twice as much as peer countries on healthcare...read more
PwC Predicts Forces Shaping Healthcare in 2018; Some Could Impact Clinical Laboratories and Anatomic Pathology Groups
PwC’s list of 12 factors that will shape the healthcare landscape in 2018 calls attention to many new innovations Dark Daily has reported on that will impact how medical laboratories perform their tests PwC’s Health Research Institute (HRI) issued its annual report,...read more
Kaiser Health News Labels Routine Clinical Laboratory Testing and Other Screening of Elderly Patients an ‘Epidemic’ in US
Some experts in medical community question value of health screenings of older patients with shortened life expectancies, though many aging adults are skeptical of calls to skip tests What does it mean when a credible health organization makes the assertion that there...read more