Blog Posts by Date: May 2011


Notifying Payors When Using Unclassified Codes

  • May 5, 2011

Gary K. asked about the responsibility labs have in notifying payors when using unclassified codes (see his whole question at the end of this post). My answer is, the test name should be on the claim. Almost all claims submitted using an NOC end up being individually negotiated. How and when to begin interaction with payors is a strategic decision...

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Executive War College 2011: Expiring Tax Cuts

  • May 5, 2011

Will the potentially expiring Bush tax cuts mean a banner year for lab M&A this year and into 2012 or will the coding, reimbursement and regulatory uncertainties slow things down?

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Executive War College 2011: ACOs and Medical Homes

  • May 3, 2011

I'm at Executive War College in New Orleans this week--great turnout and great topics. One thought:  ACOs and Medical Homes rely on laboratory tests, but will we see a rerun to punitive capitations rates and negative environment for smaller, esoteric labs?

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