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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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    How Accumen Compares to DIY Lab Improvement Solutions

    Faced with tight budgets, and left off the list of strategic priorities, hospital and health systems often choose to introduce improvements to lab operations on a do-it-yourself (DIY) basis. But before your organization goes the DIY route, take a moment to consider how Accumen can drive results in an accelerated timeframe with less risk. Scale…

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    What Constitutes an Integrated Model of Healthcare Delivery?

    Data generated by clinical labs—which represent 80% of a patient’s electronic medical record and help drive at least 70% of medical decisions in hospitals

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    Four Signs Your Laboratory’s Performance Isn’t as Good as You Think

    It’s time to do an assessment of successes and identify opportunities for performance improvement. How did your hospital or health system’s clinical laboratory perform this year? Here are four ways to know that your laboratory may have hidden potential in cost, productivity, quality, and growth: 1. Current performance improvement initiatives are driving incremental outcomes. As…

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    Medical Laboratory Professionals are Health System Heroes

    Super Heroes undoubtedly display extraordinary powers or abilities like superhuman strength, the ability to fly, enhanced senses, and the projection of energy bolts. Superman and Batman are great examples and represent the best attributes of humanity as the ultimate forces for good imaginable. Accumen sees super heroes differently and is joining other industry organizations in…

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    Smart Steps for Labs and Hospital Outreach as CMS prepares to Cut Medicare Fees

    The business strategy employed by the nation’s largest commercial laboratories to aggressively negotiate steep discounts on their clinical laboratory fee schedules to gain market share will result in driving the most disruptive change to Medicare’s Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) in more than 20 years. Medical Laboratory Observer connects clinical lab professionals with peer-reviewed articles,…

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