Manage to Reimbursement

Expires: December 12, 2020


Video length: 61 minutes, 52 second



Aligning a test’s cost with its reimbursement is one of the core competencies that laboratory leaders must have in their skill sets in order for the laboratory to survive and thrive in today’s ever-changing and competitive health care marketplace. This session will provide a method of analysis for determining a test-cost budget that is aligned with the new Medicare reimbursement plan under the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014. Attendees will then learn how to create a plan to bring the actual test costs into alignment with their budgets.



Photo of Matthew A. Clark, Principal Systems Engineer, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo ClinicMatthew A. Clark
Principal Systems Engineer
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota




Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the cost components of a test.
  • Describe when costs are out of alignment with Medicare reimbursement.
  • Evaluate strategies to bring costs back into alignment.


Intended Audience

This series is appropriate for laboratory administrators and managers, quality assurance and control staff, supervisors, and other laboratory personnel who are dedicated to continuous quality and process improvement.


Level of instruction




The following types of credit are offered for this event:
State of California
State of Florida

To obtain credit:

  1. Watch the video.
  2. Complete the posttest and evaluation that launches immediately following the video.
  3. Generate and print your certificate(s).



Mayo Clinic 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.

State of California

Mayo Clinic Laboratories is approved as a Continuing Education Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences for State of California. This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour.

State of Florida

Mayo Clinic Laboratories is approved as a Continuing Education Accrediting Agency for the clinical laboratory sciences for the State of Florida. Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel has designated this program for Supervision/Administration, Quality Control/Quality Assurance credit. This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour.


Faculty Disclosure

Course director(s), planning committee, faculty, and all others who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest related to the subject matter of the educational activity. Safeguards against commercial bias have been put in place. Faculty members also will disclose any off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments discussed in their presentations. Disclosure of this information will be published in course materials so those participants in the activity may formulate their own judgments regarding the presentations.

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