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CLIA Lab Directors Must Watch Delegated Duties

CEO SUMMARY: Laboratory accredito…

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Proficiency Testing Ranks High as a CLIA Violation

CEO SUMMARY: Proficiency testing (PT) deficiencies are consistently cited by clinical laboratory accreditors during CLIA inspections. Surveyors and inspectors note that labs may mistakenly believe that an 80% score on a PT event is satisfactory. To the contrary, experts advise labs to scr…

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Competency Assessments Prove To Be a Nagging CLIA Deficiency

CEO SUMMARY: Competency assessment problems rank high among frequently cited deficiencies during CLIA inspections. Representatives from the CAP, COLA, and The Joint Commission explain what areas to…

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Optum and Avalon Discuss Genetic Test Claims Review

CEO SUMMARY: With the ever-increasing number of genetic tests on the market, payers are understandably frustrated with genetic test claims that don’t clearly outline the medical need for a procedure or it…

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Data Analytics Improves Lab Productivity, Turnaround Time

CEO SUMMARY: An increased ability to analyze internal diagnostic data helped MultiCare Health System improve laboratory test turnaround times in real time and more efficiently staff i…

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CLIA Lab Accreditors Reveal Most Frequent Deficiencies

CEO SUMMARY: CAP, The Joint Commission, COLA, and A2LA took the stage at the recent Executive War College to detail their respective lists of the 10 most often-cited standards during…

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Major Events on Horizon to Reshape Lab Market

CEO SUMMARY: Speakers at last month’s Executive War College discussed a range of significant trends and changes happening today in the U.S. healthcare system. Two of the most important trends are …

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Six Important Themes to Help Labs Succeed

CEO SUMMARY: Clinical laboratories face business challenges with day-to-day operations, genetic testing, and evolving care delivery models. The 2023 Executive War College on Diagnostics, Clinical Laboratory, and Pathology Management returns on April 25-26 in New Orleans. Participant…

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How Consumers Shape Modern Laboratory Outreach

CEO SUMMARY: Each of the different generations engaging with clinical laboratory outreach programs brings their own set of expectations to a blood draw. Innovative hospital lab outreach programs should serve these differences by offering multiple options to provide appointment conve…

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Innovations Might Reduce Need for Phlebotomists

ALREADY A SERIOUS PROBLEM PRIOR TO THE PANDEMIC, the shortage of trained phlebotomists continues to grow more serious with each passing month. Some clinical laboratories are offering wages of $25 per hour or more and say they cannot attract enough candidates to hire and train for this essential role….

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