Should a hospital outsource or sell part or all of outreach services? Does partnership or joint venture with a commercial lab make economic sense? How will PAMA affect hospital outreach laboratories? What is the true value of a hospital outreach lab? There are many correct answers, but they usually begin with “it depends”. This presentation will detail the history of financial growth in hospital laboratory outreach, the timeline for regulatory oversight, and the new changes and incentives that MACRA and PAMA present. This presentation makes the case for making for an informed decision before retaining or outsourcing hospital laboratory services.
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