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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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    “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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    Outreach Labs Remain Profitable Despite Antiquated Systems & Lack of Exec Respect

    The G2 Lab Industry Report released on November 7, 2017 includes an article titled “Outreach Labs Remain Profitable Despite Antiquated Systems & Lack of Exec Respect.” The source of the article is cited as the 16th Annual National Hospital/Health System Laboratory and Outreach Survey Findings from Accumen Inc. and its subsidiary Chi Solutions Inc. Learn…

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    The Outlook For Hospital Lab Outreach Testing

    What happens to hospital lab outreach programs if the proposed Medicare CLFS rate cuts are finalized? For answers, Laboratory Economics spoke with Jeff Myers, Vice President for Consulting with Accumen Inc. (San Diego), which recently published results from its Chi Solutions 16th Annual National Hospital Laboratory Outreach Survey.

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