Category Archives: Consulting

CMS Issues PAMA Final Rule

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



Management Presentation in @LANTA at the 2011 ASCLS Annual Meeting

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 »



10 Most Frequent COLA Citations

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 »



New Wellspring Labor Project in CA

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.