Peter Kazon and Robert Stone were featured presenters at this conference sponsored by American Health Lawyers Association. Peter presented, "Recent Developments Affecting Clinical Laboratory Testing." The following topics were addressed.
- The latest on Medicare’s new requirement for a physician signature on laboratory requisitions
- The impact of the growth of "personalized medicine" on laboratories and laboratory testing
- The coverage, coding and payment issues affecting new laboratory technology, such as genetic testing
- The latest actions from the FDA affecting laboratory testing, including Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs), and the In Vitro Diagnostic Multivariate Index Assays (IVDMIA) draft Guidance
- The growth of new types of pathology arrangements, including POD laboratories, TC-PC splits, and the impact of the new anti-markup rules on pathology in particular
- Recent enforcement activities affecting laboratories
Robert presented, "A Brave New World for Reimbursement: Key Medicare and Medicaid Programs, Pilots and Demonstrations under Healthcare Reform." The following topics were addressed.
- Key reform programs, pilots and demonstration projects under the Affordable Care Act
- Statutory timeline of dates for implementation
- Conceptual groupings of reform programs, based on primary elements and approaches to reimbursement reform
- Compare and contrast the various reform programs
- How the reform programs are likely to support the underlying policies of the ACA, including potential points of conflict or stress between and among the various programs
- How CMS will use the new policy tools provided in ACA to drive healthcare delivery system transformation
March 30 - April 1, 2011
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel / Baltimore, MD