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Over 1,000 U.S. veterans killed by disastrously inept VA hospital system
(NaturalNews) A newly issued report by a U.S. senator found that more than 1,000 U.S. veterans likely died in the past decade because of malpractice in regard to a lack of proper and timely care from the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) medical centers.The report from Sen... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Military Care, a Pattern of Errors but Not Scrutiny
Internal documents depict a military medical-care system in which scrutiny is sporadic and avoidable errors are chronic. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By SHARON LaFRANIERE and ANDREW W. LEHREN Tags: Defense Department United States Defense and Military Forces Malpractice Civilian Casualties Hagel, Chuck Veterans Hospitals Emergency Medical Treatment Source Type: news

Five Missteps to Avoid When Communicating Electronically with Patients
Communicating electronically with patients is convenient, but also risky. Here, a risk management professional shares some of the biggest mistakes to avoid. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - June 25, 2014 Category: Practice Management Authors: Aubrey Westgate Tags: Law & Malpractice Compliance Technology Patient Relations Source Type: news

Poor Off-site Record Policies Put Practices at Risk of HIPAA Violations
Physicians sometimes fall behind in their paperwork and take work home to complete. Are you aware of the risks that raises for your practice? (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - June 25, 2014 Category: Practice Management Authors: Ericka L. Adler Tags: Blog Managers Administrators HIPAA Law & Malpractice Contracts Source Type: news

Report: Bad VA care may have killed more than 1,000
More than 1,000 veterans may have died in the last decade because of malpractice or lack of care from Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers, a new report issued by the office of Sen. Tom Coburn finds. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Register now for Diagnostic Error in Medicine 7th International Conference
Diagnostic Error in Medicine 7th International Conference 14-17 September 2014 │ Atlanta, Georgia │ DEM2014.org Diagnostic error is the leading cause of medical malpractice claims in the U.S. and is estimated to cause 40,000-80,000 deaths annually. One in every ten diagnoses is wrong and one in every thousand ambulatory diagnostic encounters result in harm. Rapid changes and new developments are promising signs that reducing error in medical diagnostics is certainly on the horizon. Join like-minded professionals to learn more about this patient safety and quality care delivery issue. Register now and attend the Diagnos...
Source: Midcontinental Region News - June 24, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Health Sciences Libraries Source Type: news

Malpractice Risks to Consider as More Practices Utilize Advanced Practitioners
As use of care teams increases, physicians need to ensure their malpractice policies fully protect them. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - June 22, 2014 Category: Practice Management Authors: Jeffrey D. Brunken Tags: Blog Healthcare Careers Law & Malpractice Healthcare Reform Staff Source Type: news

Many Physicians Deciding not to Proceed with EHR Adoption in a Development that Could Affect Clinical Laboratories Offering LIS-to-EHR Interfaces to Doctors
One problem for physicians is that many EHR products that earned Meaningful Use Stage 1 certification have not gained Stage 2 certification Growing numbers of physicians are deciding that continuing in the federal government’s electronic health records (EHRs) incentive program is not a winning proposition. This is not an auspicious development for the nation’s clinical […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - June 20, 2014 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Digital Pathology Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology American Association of Family Practitioners clinical laboratory Source Type: news

Conflict Resolution Tips for Physicians
Physicians are likely to be challenged with conflict in their practices. It is important to know how to approach it in a positive manner. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - June 19, 2014 Category: Practice Management Authors: Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Patient Relations Partnerships Source Type: news

Malpractice Lawsuits Aren't Just About Money
I saw the caller-ID and immediately picked up the phone; it was an old friend from college. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 18, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steve Cohen Source Type: news

Castlight Health Insurance, Launched by Gen Y Entrepreneurs, Offers Employers a Cloud-based Price Transparency Tool to Help Employees Shop for Low-Cost Healthcare Plans
Like Oscar Healthcare in New York, this California-based health insurance company is using technology to make it easy for individuals to see providers’ prices, including medical laboratory test prices Another group of Generation Y entrepreneurs has entered the marketplace with their unorthodox business model for a health insurance company. One cornerstone feature is a tool […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - June 16, 2014 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement Management & Operations aetna bay Castlight Health Catalyst for Source Type: news

Castlight Health Offers Employers a Cloud-based Price Transparency Tool to Help Employees Shop for Low-Cost, High Quality Health Services
Similar to Oscar Healthcare in New York, this California-based enterprise technology company offers services to make it easy for individuals to see providers’ prices, including medical laboratory test prices Another company has entered the marketplace with their unorthodox business model to support health insurance programs. One cornerstone feature is a tool that enables both employers and beneficiaries […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - June 16, 2014 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement Management & Operations aetna bay Castlight Health Catalyst for Source Type: news

Hospital's Efforts to Boost Patient Safety Pay Off
Study found obstetric malpractice claims dropped by half after program was put in place Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Facilities, Patient Safety (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Battle to Topple Obamacare Heats Up; MoreThe Battle to Topple Obamacare Heats Up; More
The fight to overturn Obamacare; a possible setback in malpractice; an encouraging trend for some doctors; acceding to a patient's wishes?; and more. Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - June 12, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Expert Column Source Type: news

Obstetric malpractice claims dip when hospitals stress patient safety
(Yale University) A Connecticut hospital saw a 50 percent drop in malpractice liability claims and payments when it made patient safety initiatives a priority by training doctors and nurses to improve teamwork and communication, hiring a patient safety nurse, and standardizing practices, according to a study by Yale School of Medicine researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 10, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The Myth of Secrecy in Asset Protection Planning for Doctors
When it comes to asset protection, keeping investments "secret" does not benefit investors, and may even place them at risk of fraud. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - June 3, 2014 Category: Practice Management Authors: Ike Devji, JD Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Risk Management Personal Finance Source Type: news

Business Associate Agreements: What Medical Practices Need to Know
Let's take the mystery out of business associate agreements. Here's when you need to use them and why. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - June 1, 2014 Category: Practice Management Authors: Martin Merritt Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Contracts Source Type: news

Pathologists and Medical Laboratory Scientists in India Call for Active Government Regulation in Response to Ongoing Problems with Quality of Medical Laboratory Tests
In the $5 billion a year Indian diagnostics laboratory industry, only 1% of laboratories are accredited Pathology and clinical laboratory testing in India is growing at a double-digit pace. However, pathologists and medical laboratory scientists are raising the alarm about a disturbing lack of quality and accuracy that exposes patients to unnecessary harm. In fact, […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 30, 2014 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations clinical laboratory College of American Pathologists Dark Daily Dr. Lai Pathlabs Source Type: news

When Medical Practice Staff Return After FMLA Leave: What to Know
Understanding the Family and Medical Leave Act and what it requires can help medical practices avoid costly missteps. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - May 28, 2014 Category: Practice Management Authors: Ericka L. Adler Tags: Blog Managers Administrators Law & Malpractice Compliance Staff Risk Management Source Type: news

Shared Liability? Consultants, Pharmacists, and the EPShared Liability? Consultants, Pharmacists, and the EP
Emergency physicians often work with consulting specialists and pharmacists, but who is held liable in the event of a malpractice case? The Journal of Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Five Ways Doctors Can Better Prepare for, Survive Malpractice Lawsuits
Malpractice lawsuits are never pleasant, but physicians that are proactive before, during, and even after a lawsuit will have a better outcome. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - May 25, 2014 Category: Practice Management Authors: Jeffrey D. Brunken Tags: Blog Healthcare Careers Law & Malpractice Risk Management Source Type: news

Certain Pathologists Found Themselves in the ‘Highest Paid’ Media Spotlight after Medicare Officials Published Physician Pay Data for 2012
For first time since launch of the Medicare program, CMS released data on Medicare payments to individual physicians Once again, Medicare officials have stuck a blow for price transparency. On April 9, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released data on total payments made to individual physicians for the year 2012. In […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 23, 2014 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement Management & Operations american medical association Center for Source Type: news

Don’t Sue Me! Malpractice Pitfalls in Hospital MedicineDon’t Sue Me! Malpractice Pitfalls in Hospital Medicine
Most clinicians with long careers will one day find themselves on the receiving end of a medical liability claim. Dr. Franklin Michota offers advice on how to minimize the risk of being sued. Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 22, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

Is Your Malpractice Lawyer Giving the Best Possible Defense?Is Your Malpractice Lawyer Giving the Best Possible Defense?
A malpractice insurer's attorneys might be torn between trying to do what's best for the doctor and watching the insurer's bottom line. Here's what to do if you doubt their motives. Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - May 22, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

In-store clinics, 'telemedicine' and the death of windfall malpractice judgments
(University of Cincinnati) A University of Cincinnati professor's new book reviews the changing landscape of medical malpractice law. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 22, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Leaders at the Association for Pathology Informatics Conference Issue Broad Call to Action in Response to Clinical and Financial Threats to Pathology Profession
Other topics of keen interest at the meeting were digital pathology, whole-slide imaging, and the role of pathology informatics in healthcare ‘big data’ PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA—During their annual meeting here last week, pathologists who are members of the Association for Pathology Informatics (API) made it clear that they are prepared to support fast and radical changes […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 21, 2014 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations Andrew R Splitz API Association for Pathology Informatics big data Bruce A Fried Source Type: news

Medical Practice Staff Can Help Prevent Patient Lawsuits
Happy patients are less likely to sue your practice. Develop your patient-staff relationships to keep them content. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - May 21, 2014 Category: Practice Management Authors: Beth A. Balen Tags: Pearl Managers Administrators Law & Malpractice Staff Patient Relations Pearls Source Type: news

When Patients Record Conversations with Doctors: Appropriate or Not?
Smartphones are making it easier for patients to record conversations with their physicians — sometimes secretly. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - May 20, 2014 Category: Practice Management Authors: Aubrey Westgate Tags: Healthcare Careers Law & Malpractice Risk Management Patient Relations Patients Source Type: news

Mother Accuses Doctors of Forcing a C-Section and Files Suit
In a case that raises questions about pregnant women’s rights, a woman is suing her doctors and a hospital after they overrode her decision to give birth naturally. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS Tags: New York City Malpractice Caesarean Section Rinat Dray Staten Island University Hospital Pregnancy and Childbirth Staten Island (NYC) Source Type: news

Physicians Experience Payment Problems Due to ACA Hiccups
Why one pediatric practice that received over $100,000 in increased payments due to an ACA initiative has to pay the money back. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - May 14, 2014 Category: Practice Management Authors: Ericka L. Adler Tags: Blog Finance Law & Malpractice Healthcare Reform Compliance Risk Management Medical Billing Collections Source Type: news

Determining What Needs to Be Included in Your HIPAA Policies
Mary Beth GettinsBlog | May 09, 2014 | Compliance, HIPAA, Law & MalpracticeBy Mary Beth GettinsWhen crafting HIPAA security policies at your medical practice, don't overlook the broader information footprint. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - May 9, 2014 Category: Practice Management Authors: aubreywestgate Source Type: news

Insurers Take Advantage of Impossible Expectations Placed on Physicians
Martin MerrittBlog | May 11, 2014 | Audits, Compliance, Finance, Law & Malpractice, Medical Billing & Collections, PayersBy Martin MerrittIn medical practice, a cottage industry has developed, which is dedicated solely to legal “fault finding” without regard to equity. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - May 9, 2014 Category: Practice Management Authors: aubreywestgate Source Type: news

IT malpractice: Doc operates on server, costs hospitals $4.8M
An inadvertent data leak that stemmed from a physician's attempt to reconfigure a server cost New York Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center $4.8 million to settle with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (Source: Computerworld Health Care News)
Source: Computerworld Health Care News - May 9, 2014 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

China Puts the Kibosh on Genetic Testing, Surprising Even Genetic Experts—Effects on Recent Multi-million Dollar Investment by BGI of Shenzhen Uncertain
Prenatal testing, the most popular in China, is banned, affecting current projects at providers—another lesson for laboratories in how quickly things change Genetic testing has been halted in China. This unexpected decree was announced in February. Government officials cited challenges surrounding “ethics, privacy, and the protection of human heredity resources, in a message posted on […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 7, 2014 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Sales and Marketing Management & Operations BGI China clinical laboratory Council for Responsible Genetics Develop Source Type: news

Tax-related Identity Theft Scam Targets Physicians
Ike Devji, JDBlog | May 06, 2014 | Law & Malpractice, Risk ManagementBy Ike Devji, JDPhysicians across the country are being targeted by a tax fraud scam. Here's how you can protect yourself. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - May 6, 2014 Category: Practice Management Authors: ericasprey Source Type: news

Endocrinologist, Benefis - Great Falls, Montana, USA
Benefis, a teritary healthcare provider in north-central Montana is seeking a board eligible/board certified endocrinologist. The physician will become one of two endocrinologists covering 230,000 people across 15 counties. Endocrinology has a strong referral base from over one hundred Benefis Medical Group providers. There is additional support from local and regional providers. Procedures will include: Insulin Pumps CGMS Thyroid biopsy Thyroid ultrasound Equipment/Facilities: Staff includes nurse, FNP, CDE's, and ADA recognized diabetes program Outpatient/Inpatient Pe...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 6, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New Federal Law Has Potential to Financially Devastate Local Clinical Laboratories, While Favoring Larger National Medical Labs
“Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014” requires most medical laboratories to report market data and allows Medicare officials cut prices of Part B lab tests beginning in 2017 NEW ORLEANS, LA—No single development in the clinical laboratory industry grabbed more attention last week at the Executive War College than news that a new federal […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 5, 2014 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement Management & Operations CBC CLFS clinical laborato Source Type: news

Clinical Laboratory Executives and Pathologists Gathered in New Orleans This Week to Learn New Financial Strategies to Cope with Shrinking Lab Test Prices
Medical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups are scrambling to respond as healthcare evolves into new models of integrated clinical care and payers seek to reduce reimbursement for clinical lab tests NEW ORLEANS, LA.—There was more bad news than good news for the 800 clinical laboratory professionals and pathologists who assembled this week in “The Big […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 2, 2014 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement Management & Operations April 28-29 centers for medicare and me Source Type: news

When Efforts to Boost Patient Satisfaction Hinder Great Patient Care
Jeffrey D. BrunkenBlog | May 04, 2014 | Healthcare Careers, Law & Malpractice, Patient Relations, Risk ManagementBy Jeffrey D. BrunkenThe increasing emphasis on patient satisfaction has some physicians walking a tightrope when it comes to discussing serious health issues. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - May 1, 2014 Category: Practice Management Authors: aubreywestgate Source Type: news

Stopping Anti-Depressant Drugs
Some suggestions for preventing the return of a depression after stopping anti-depressant medicationsread more (Source: Psychology Today Depression Center)
Source: Psychology Today Depression Center - April 29, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Fredric Neuman, M.D. Tags: Depression Health Integrative Medicine Psychiatry caveats and disclaimers daylight and depression exercise and depression fish oil and depression stopping anti-depressant drugs suing for medical malpractice Vitamin D and depression Source Type: news

What to Consider as Your Hospital Employment Contract Comes to an End
Ericka L. AdlerBlog | April 30, 2014 | Contracts, Employment, Healthcare Careers, Law & MalpracticeBy Ericka L. AdlerWhether a physician wants to walk away from hospital employment or stay employed, adequate preparation before the contract comes to a close is critical. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - April 29, 2014 Category: Practice Management Authors: aubreywestgate Source Type: news

Top 5 Reasons Why Internists Are Sued
(MedPage Today) -- Not properly diagnosing a condition and nonmedical errors such as equipment failure accounted for more than half of the malpractice lawsuits against internists, a study found. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 28, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Early Evidence from Medicare’s Bundled Payment Pilots Show Improved Quality at Reduced Cost of Care in Findings with Consequences for Medical Laboratories
Industry experts predict private payers will adopt bundled payment arrangements for both inpatient and outpatient procedures Early evidence indicates that Medicare’s bundled-payment pilot has helped participating providers improve the quality of care while better managing healthcare costs. Should more detailed findings confirm these outcomes, Medicare could decide to expand the range of clinical services it wants covered […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - April 28, 2014 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Accountable Care Organization Amedisys BPCI Brooks Compass Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital bundled payment Source Type: news

Anti-Kickback Pitfall to Avoid: Sales Force Compensation
Martin MerrittBlog | April 27, 2014 | Compliance, Healthcare Careers, Law & MalpracticeBy Martin MerrittIf you are a physician, be mindful that payments to a commissioned sales force for the referral or recommendation of business can be illegal. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - April 25, 2014 Category: Practice Management Authors: aubreywestgate Source Type: news

The AHA Lawsuit Against HHS Over Two-Midnight Rule
Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBABlog | April 24, 2014 | Law & Malpractice, Physician CompensationBy Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBAPostponed ruling requires two-night hospital stay to qualify for inpatient reimbursement. Practices could experience hit to revenue and patient care. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - April 23, 2014 Category: Practice Management Authors: ericasprey Source Type: news

Wisconsin law shields doctors’ apologies from malpractice cases
Read the full story on MD Consult: Wisconsin law shields doctors’ apologies from malpractice cases (Source: MD Consult: News: Top Stories)
Source: MD Consult: News: Top Stories - April 21, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Ratings Agencies Go Negative on Not-for-Profit Hospitals for 2014; Their Projections Signal Fewer Resources for Hospital-based Clinical Laboratories
This hospital industry sector is expected to achieve lower growth rates and less revenue and are likely to reduce operating budgets for medical laboratories Tough financial times are ahead for not-for-profit hospitals, according to the projections of multiple rating agencies. Financial analysts attribute this to an extended period of massive and disruptive change. This is […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - April 18, 2014 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology ACA Business Wire clinical laboratory Daniel Steingart Deloitte Consulting LLP Fitch Ratings Jim LeBuh Source Type: news

Health Law Opinion Letters: A Primer for Physician Investors
Martin MerrittBlog | April 20, 2014 | Law & Malpractice, StarkBy Martin MerrittIf properly done, a health law opinion letter may insulate physicians from prosecution or penalties associated with their investment decisions. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - April 17, 2014 Category: Practice Management Authors: aubreywestgate Source Type: news

Big Brother Comes to Medicare: CMS Fingerprinting Protocols Begin
Ericka L. AdlerBlog | April 16, 2014 | Law & Malpractice, Medical Billing & Collections, PayersBy Ericka L. AdlerNew rules will now require Medicare enrollees who are classified as “high risk,” to subject themselves to fingerprint-based background checks. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - April 16, 2014 Category: Practice Management Authors: aubreywestgate Source Type: news

Congress Passes Law Changing How Medicare Sets Prices for Clinical Laboratory Tests; Lab Industry Groups Differ on Which Labs Will Be Winners and Losers
Leaders from ACLA, AdvaMedDx, CAP, NILA will be at Executive War College on April 29-30 for first medical lab industry debate about the best and worst of the new law Clinical laboratories will face new financial challenges following passage of a new federal law two weeks ago that makes deep changes in the way Medicare […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - April 14, 2014 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Hiring & Human Resources Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology ACLA AdvaMedDx Advanced Medical Technology Association–Diagnostics a Source Type: news