Seminar March 30 - April 1, 2011

AHLA Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues

Event Detail
Peter M. Kazon, Robert D. Stone
March 30 - April 1, 2011
Baltimore, MD

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testing, including Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs), and the In Vitro Diagnostic Multivariate Index Assays (IVDMIA) draft Guidance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

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