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Physician Office Lab Testing Seminars


Seminars from Quality America are specifically tailored to medical practices (click here for Customized Sales Training Seminars). Our seminars are conducted using state of the art technology and provide a stimulating, interactive environment which enhances the learning process. We are pleased to present several seminars as part of our Physician Office Laboratory Testing Series (2007 titles and descriptions below).

Dr. Dunn speaks by invitation only.  Seminars are typically sponsored by manufacturers or distributors.  Fees for customer seminars are $4,950/day plus travel expenses.  Fees include master copy of handouts; approximately 50 pages per session (sponsor responsible for copies made for attendees).

AV Needs: Proxima or LCD with cable connection for a laptop. Hand-held wireless microphone.

Honorarium: Base rate: $4,950/day plus travel expenses.

Handouts: Master copy (average 25-50 pages per session) provided to sponsor at least 2 weeks prior to session. Sponsor is responsible for making copies to distribute to attendees.

Continuing Education Credits: P.A.C.E. Continuing Education Credits and Certificates of attendance are awarded to all participants at the end of the session.

 

Physician Office Laboratory Testing Seminars

Office-Based Laboratory Services: Which Tests Should You Offer? Which tests Can You Afford to Offer?

Session Length: 1-2 hours

Seminar Description: Come to this fun and interactive session to examine the pros and cons of instituting an office-based testing program.

In the last two years, Medicare has encouraged (and begun reimbursing) providers to screen patients for diabetes, heart disease and prostate cancer. We will review these opportunities and discuss the regulatory (CLIA) and reimbursement considerations surrounding doing these tests in-house versus sending them out to a referral laboratory.

Find out if you have the personnel and technical requirements to comply with the new final CLIA regulation since it impacts costs, personnel and quality requirements for testing. We’ll also discuss reimbursement for all types of tests, from CLIA-waived to the more sophisticated types of tests that require a capital investment.

From this information, you can determine which tests make sense to perform in your office for both clinical and economic reasons. Handouts are extensive and include all the information you need to know to meet regulatory requirements and code for basic laboratory tests. Be prepared to ask questions about your specific testing issues.

Participants will be able to deduce from the regulatory and reimbursement information provided, whether or not to expand their current laboratory services or begin to offer a full-service laboratory in their particular setting.

Outline:

  1. Review of US government and specialty initiatives for patient testing
  2. CLIA regulations and their impact on in-house testing programs in terms of cost, technical considerations and personnel.
  3. Reimbursement trends for office-based testing. Which tests are profitable; which aren't.
  4. General discussion about the feasibility of offering laboratory services, including reimbursement from managed health plans.


For physicians
Testing, Testing: How Your Practice Can Profit from Adding an Ancillary Testing Business

Session Length: 50 minutes

Seminar Description: In today's competitive healthcare environment, an office-based testing program can serve as a way to market your practice in the community and help retain and attract patients. How to get started? This lively and interactive session will provide valuable regulatory and reimbursement information for examining the pros and cons of instituting or expanding an ancillary testing business.

In the last two years, Medicare has encouraged (and begun reimbursing) physicians to screen for diabetes, heart disease and prostate cancer. We will review these opportunities and discuss the regulatory (CLIA) and reimbursement considerations related to performing these tests in-house versus sending them out to a referral laboratory.

We'll also cover how the CLIA regulation impacts costs, personnel and quality requirements for testing. In addition, we’ll discuss reimbursement for all types of tests, from CLIA-waived to the more sophisticated types of tests that require a capital investment.

From this seminar, participants can determine which tests make sense to perform in-house, for both clinical and economic reasons, and whether to expand current laboratory services or begin to offer a full-service laboratory in their practice. Handouts will be provided with extensive information on meeting regulatory requirements and coding for basic laboratory tests. Participants should be prepared to ask questions about specific testing issues.

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