She has also led performance improvement initiatives that reduced staffing costs while improving key metrics such as turn-around-times. Use it as a training tool at your convenience—whenever your new or existing staff need a refresher or need to understand a new concept.
Lindeman-Lorenz has led successful performance improvement projects for virtually every area of hospital operations, including radiology, respiratory care, outpatient surgery, rehab services, admissions/pre-admission testing, and support services.
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Laura Lindeman-Lorenz, JD, MHA, MT(ASCP), is the CEO of Triple L Health Services Consultants in Newport, Kentucky.
This agency action allows hospitals to continue to bill for affected advanced diagnostic laboratory tests (ADLTs) and molecular pathology tests until the hospitals and those laboratories that would otherwise be responsible for billing under the new rule have developed a billing system that enables the performing laboratory to bill for the tests.Although CMS has not yet designated any tests as ADLTs, it is critical for facilities to begin working through operational and reference lab contracting issues to implement the required changes for molecular pathology tests.These tests are paid separately under the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) rate and are not packaged into outpatient hospital Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC) payment rates, even when they are performed on the same date of service and/or billed on the same outpatient claim.CMS made its enforcement discretion decision in response to industry feedback, which suggested that additional time was needed to meet the new rule’s July 2, 2018 implementation date.Under the Medicare program, with certain exceptions, hospitals are required to bill for services provided to beneficiaries during a hospital outpatient encounter.