The opioid crisis has had a huge impact in our country. Clinical laboratories are often times at the front of helping to address this crisis. In our current healthcare environment, it has become almost impossible to accomplish the goal of helping in-patient treatment because of Draconian rules in place from payors. Additionally, there are other pressures on laboratories that make it almost impossible to work effectively to address this public health crisis. The purpose of this topic is to discuss the challenges faced by laboratories today and recommendations for potential solutions. We will also look at logic that our lab uses for drug testing orders that meet CMS requirements.
DocumentsThe Opioid Crisis