P13: Laboratory Compliance: Maintaining Compliance in an Uncertain and Changing Environment  


Robert E. Mazer, Shareholder, Baker Donelson

Tim Murray, National Director Laboratory Compliance, Corporate Responsibility, Catholic Health Initiatives

Barbara Senters, Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer, Ameritox

Kathy Nucifora, Director of Accreditation, COLA

  • Compliance issues facing today‚Äôs laboratories include medical necessity, marketing arrangements, network participation issues, toxicology testing, pathology date of service issues, legal actions initiated by insurers, actions under Medicare enrollment authorities, and repayments
  • What you should know about CLIA and the avoidance of commonly identified citations. Presenters will look at proficiency testing requirements, proficiency testing referral safeguards, the overlap between CLIA regulations and billing considerations, and other current certification and accreditation topics
  • Practices that can result in imposition of sanctions, and use of general laboratory auditing plans and other steps to minimize legal and regulatory risk

Presentation & handouts

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