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
Laboratory-associated pre-analytical errors are estimated to be responsible for up to 75% of all laboratory mistakes. This excellent article from AACC’s ClinLabNews provides some excellent insights into causes of these errors and ways to work to address them.