Check out my recent article in Advance for the Laboratory on addressing the laboratory workforce shortage. I will be presenting on this topic at the 2017 ASCLS Annual Meeting in September. ASCLS Voice: An Alternate View on the Laboratory Workforce Shortage
I am pleased to announce that I will be presenting my session Case Studies in Lab Design: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, at the 2017 annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) in San Diego, CA in July, 2017. I am excited about having the opportunity to speak again… Read More »
While Laboratory reimbursement makes up for only ~3% of healthcare costs, CMS continues to push to cut Medicare’s Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule. The hits keep on coming. CMS Issues PAMA Final Rule That Aims to Cut Medicare’s Clinical Laboratory Test Price Schedule Sharply Beginning in 2018
I am looking forward to attending the CLMA KnowledgeLab 2016 in Orlando, March 20-23. Looking forward to seeing and networking with so many of my colleagues who are leaders in the laboratory field.
The December 2011 web version of Clinical Laboratory News has a great article on CMS and CDC’s work on an overhaul of proficiency testing regulations. Definitely a must read for any laboratory administrator. CLN – Proficiency Testing: Making the Grade
As a consultant, I am occasionally asked if I can assist with reducing test utilization. I recently read a Wall Street Journal article (among others) entitled “Reducing Unnecessary Blood Tests By Telling Doctors the Cost” that refers to an article published in Archives of Surgery, “Surgical Vampires and Rising Health Care Expenditure.” In short, the… Read More »
At this year’s ASCLS Annual Meeting Deb Rodahl, System Director, HealthEast Laboratory Services in Minnesota and I will be co-presenting a session entitled “Identifying and Implementing Non-Labor Cost Savings in Your Laboratory.” This session will be presented in conjunction with a session on Labor savings to be presented by ASCLS Past-President Rick Panning, Vice President,… Read More »
A recent article on the Advance for Administrators of the Laboratory website discussed COLA’s release of a list of the 10 most frequently cited reasons for laboratory citations by its surveyors. The results are based on accreditation surveys conducted to meet U.S. CLIA and state regulatory requirements between 2008 and 2010. The most common are… Read More »
I have recently started a new Labor implementation for Wellspring+Stockamp in California that should run through the end on August. Looking forward to working with the new client and spending some time in sunny California.
I will be attending the upcoming CLMA ThinkLab ’10 in Las Vegas May 3-6, 2010. ThinkLab is always a great opportunity to get some Lab Management focused CE, and for networking with lab and outreach directors and other consultants from around the country. Looking forward to seeing all my CLMA friends, and of course, Vegas… Read More »