Partnering to Improve Maternal Care

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced its mission to increase initiatives that address the maternal health crisis and work toward better health outcomes

The Customer-Focused Laboratory


As the New Year begins, so does the Clinical Lab Fee Schedule (CLFS).  “The final CLFS rule implements section 216 of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) of 2014”1, and brings with it a new private payor rate-based payment system.  CMS recently released the 2018 clinical lab fee schedule “under which the agency will […]

Laboratory 2.0 and the transition to value-based care


As Congress debates the future of the Affordable Care Act there is uncertainty around how new legislation will affect the dynamics of the healthcare industry, and uncertainty for patients on how they will continue to access care.  Although the future is unclear, most people agree that the transition from fee-for-service to value-based care will continue.  […]

The Precision Medicine Initiative and patient access to lab results


President Obama launched the Precision Medicine Initiative last year, with the following mission statement: “To enable a new era of medicine through research, technology, and policies that empower patients, researchers, and providers to work together toward development of individualized care.” One of the critical success factors of the Precision Medicine Initiative is patients getting better, […]