Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA): When CMS Gives You a Lemon
Expires February 16, 2019
Video length: 51:52 minutes
On July 17, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the Final Rule for implementing the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) creating a new model for establishing the Medicare Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) and substantially reducing payments.
This new rule may present some challenges for outreach programs, but there are also opportunities that are unique to community-based laboratories, which need to be considered.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Recognize “Applicable Laboratories” criteria as explained in recent CMS guidance releases.
- Identify what information must be reported, when to report, and how to report, including data fields and reporting templates.
- Assess the impact on your laboratory even if you do not need to report data.
The outreach forums are applicable to community hospital laboratory administrators, managers, directors, pathologists, outreach coordinators, marketing representatives, and sales managers.
Rodney W. Forsman
Secretary/Treasurer, Clinical Laboratory Management Association
Emeritus Assistant Professor, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic
The following types of credit are offered for this program:
State of California
State of Florida
To obtain credit:
- Watch the video located on the Overview tab.
- Complete the posttest and evaluation that launches immediately following the video.
- Generate and print your certificate(s).
Mayo Medical Laboratories is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. This program has been approved for a maximum of 1.0 P.A.C.E® contact hour. Level of instruction for this program is intermediate. In compliance with ASCLS P.A.C.E.® program requirements, participants must attain a score of 70% or higher on the posttest to obtain a certificate.
Mayo Medical Laboratories is approved as a Continuing Education Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences for State of California and State of Florida credit. Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel has designated this program for Supervision/Administration, Quality Control/Quality Assurance, and Safety credit. The level of instruction for this program is intermediate. This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour.