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This presentation will provide an overview of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) and its specific implications for the microbiology lab. In light of PAMA and other common constraints, Dr. Glenn George will highlight potential areas for evaluation and practical advice to help offset challenges and optimize lab operations.
YOU WILL LEARN
- How to understand PAMA and its intended purpose.
- How to recognize the specific implications for the microbiology lab.
- How to identify opportunities to offset financial pressures and optimize lab operations
- How to plan potential next steps for a formal process improvement evaluation.
Glenn George, D.Sc., FACSc, MLS (ASCP)
Director of Clinical Laboratories, Professor of Medical Laboratory Sciences
Medical Laboratory Sciences, University of Wisconsin