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    Hospital Outreach Labs Facing Strategic Crossroads

    Laboratory Economics recently hosted a special teleconference titled “Turbulent Times for Hospitals & Health System Labs.” Accumen’s Jeff Myers, Vice President of Consulting served on a panel along with Stephen Finch, Director of Diagnostic Services at Rex Healthcare and John Waugh, Vice President for System Laboratories at Henry Ford Health System. Hospital laboratory outreach programs…

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    Accumen’s Patient Blood Management Clinical Delivery Lead Featured in AABB News in the White Coats

    First Published in AABB News in the White Coats! Melanie Jorgenson, RN, BSN, LSSGB, Patient Blood Management Clinical Delivery Leader is featured in the January/February edition of AABB News in the White Coats section in an article titled “Patient Safety Requires Challenging Orders and Decisions.” Download here to read more about how patient blood management…

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    A Prescription for PAMA Reimbursement Cuts-The Facts and Strategies for Reducing Impact

    As 2018 begins with clinical lab rates being reduced by PAMA legislation, we expect Medicare Part B reimbursement for lab testing to decline by approximately 10% this year. However, further rate reductions beyond 2018 are speculative at this time, as efforts to change and/or delay the law continue to escalate. Download this resource for more…

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    Accumen’s Chief Technology and Strategy Officer Featured in Ascent Section of the San Diego Business Journal

    Accumen’s Chief Technology and Strategy Officer, Tom Fountain is featured in the Ascent: Successful movement in the Community of Business™ section of the San Diego Business Journal. Fountain is focused on aligning Accumen’s Technology solutions to enable hospitals and health systems to deliver better patient care with greater speed and efficiency.

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    The Lab Advisory Council: A Tool for Success

    May 2015 (Q2) Quarterly Featured Article: “The Lab Advisory Council: A Tool for Success,” written by Nora Hess, Senior Consultant, Operations Management and Shannon Donahue, Executive Assistant.

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    Lessons from a Lab Director: The Top 3 Overlooked Operational Improvement Opportunities

    March 2015 (Q1) Quarterly Featured Article: “Lessons from a Lab Director: The Top 3 Overlooked Operational Improvement Opportunities,” written by Shannon Donahue, Executive Assistant.

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  • Insight Article

    “CLIA and Regulatory Readiness: How Can Your Lab Always Be Ready?”

    Much has been written about laboratory regulations and the regulatory process. Why publish another article now? Changes to the healthcare environment in the United States over the past few years have left hospitals and laboratories asking questions about resources. How can the laboratory stay ahead of new regulations? Many laboratories do maintain readiness throughout the…

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    PAMA Impact on Hospital Laboratory Outreach Revenue

    February 2016 (Q1) Quarterly Featured Article: “PAMA Impact on Hospital Laboratory Outreach Revenue,” written by Jeff Myers, CFO and VP, Financial Services and James M. Root, Advisor and Senior Consultant.

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    Laboratory Outreach Growing Despite Challenges

    Hospital laboratory outreach programs continue to grow, despite major challenges, with the average size program growing from $10.6 million in the early 2000s to $24.9 million in 2016. Laboratory Economics is a competitive market analysis for laboratory management decision makers and features this article that interviews Dr. Kathleen Murphy, Senior Advisor and Jeffrey H. Myers,…

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