Thought Management

Medicare's PAMA-Based CLFS Payment Impact: Strategies to Protect Your Lab's Revenue

  • Credit:1.0 ACCENT
  • Duration: 1 hr
  • Date:MAY.2.2018 1:00 PM - 02:00 PM

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Medicare’s new pricing system has hurt the bottom line of most clinical laboratories. Virtually every payor category and laboratory is affected—including large and small independent labs, hospital outreach, and physician office laboratories. Arm yourself with the information needed to understand current Clinical Lab Fee Schedule (CLFS) impact to your lab; to anticipate potential disruptors such as American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) federal lawsuit; and to prepare to take the correct actions to protect revenue and maximize reimbursement.

Join AACC and LabLeaders for this pre-recorded session to discuss the most crucial issues and challenges facing the industry under Medicare’s market-based payment system and gain invaluable insight into how the new pricing will affect your laboratory and what you can do to mitigate the impact.


  • How to identify which labs are the biggest winners & losers under Medicare’s revised CLFS
  • How the elimination of ATP payments will result in legitimate hikes in reimbursement while “gaming” the system might cause serious compliance problems for labs
  • Insight on contractual process reviews and reimbursement due diligence that are critical to manage the financial health of labs
  • The current status of ACLA’s lawsuit which seeks to compel the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to publish a new rule that includes pricing data from all segments of the lab industry
  • What you need to know for the next Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) data collection period


Lale White

Lâle White

Executive Chairman & CEO

Xifin, San Diego, CA



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AACC designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 ACCENT® credit hours towards the AACC Clinical Chemist’s Recognition Award. AACC is an approved provider of continuing education (CE) for clinical laboratory scientists licensed in states that require documentation of CE, including California, Florida, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and West Virginia. ACCENT® credit is also recognized by several organizations: AAB, ABCC, ACS, AMT, ASCLS, ASCP, ASM, CAP, IFCC, and NRCC.

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