Outreach

In this episode of Mayo Clinic Laboratories “Leveraging the Laboratory” podcast, host Jane Hermansen, outreach manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories, and Shannon Bennett, director of regulatory affairs for Mayo Clinic’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, discuss the regulatory environment, its impact on outreach laboratories, and how lab staff can best stay on top of changing laboratory regulations.

By Cory Pedersen • January 16, 2023

Laboratory outreach is subject to many rules and regulations. It’s a herculean task to become fluent and then remain current in the ever-changing health care environment. Because of the broad nature of laboratory outreach, there is no single source of knowledge. Read now to find out the most frequent questions.

By Jane Hermansen • January 10, 2023

One of the best partners to move specimens to the hospital testing laboratory is a reliable courier service. Courier employees interact regularly with hospital outreach clients and are a valuable asset in representing the hospital brand. Therefore, an effective partnership with the courier is essential to creating an effective outreach program and a positive patient experience.

By Ellen Dijkman Dulkes • December 6, 2022

Every clinical and anatomic pathology laboratory in America is affected by new Medicare and Medicaid coding and billing changes that take effect every year on January 1.

By Mayo Clinic Laboratories Outreach Team • December 6, 2022

In this episode of the "Leveraging the Laboratory" podcast, host Jane Hermansen, outreach manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories, discusses courier options and logistics with outreach colleagues Brianne Newton and Ellen Dijkman Dulkes. They highlight what needs to be considered when choosing a courier service and how to leverage the courier partnership so it adds value to your outreach lab.

By Luci Gens • November 28, 2022

An effective laboratory outreach program can unlock a wide array of benefits for a health system and its laboratory. Every day, hospital laboratories struggle for dollars to meet the challenges of decreasing reimbursement and rising costs. How are they expected to survive (or possibly even thrive)? That is where laboratory outreach can make a difference. In outreach, a laboratory’s services become externally focused rather than only concentrating on the patients in hospital beds. It is the opposite of traditional lab medicine — it is entrepreneurial, intentional, and effective.

By Brianne Newton, MS, MT(ASCP) • November 8, 2022

In the inaugural episode of the "Leveraging the Laboratory" podcast, host Jane Hermansen, outreach manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories, is joined by outreach colleagues Brianne Newton and Ellen Dijkman Dulkes. They discuss their laboratory backgrounds, the history and importance of laboratory outreach, and how their work can support the growth of hospital laboratories.

By Brianne Newton, MS, MT(ASCP) • October 31, 2022

In this month’s “Outreach Webinar,” hear from Mayo Clinic Laboratories attorney Sharon Zehe, J.D., who answers frequently asked questions from hospital laboratory outreach programs. Typical questions include: What is the best business model? Should the laboratory have a separate Tax ID (EIN)? Does the laboratory need a separate NPI number? Should the outreach program remain as a hospital department? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each model?

By Mayo Clinic Laboratories • August 10, 2022

Laboratory outreach programs across the country vary in size, complexity, and success. Effective management is necessary to maximize an outreach program’s full potential. This session will discuss the critical success factors for an outreach program and how to manage across Administrative, Operational, Business and Financial aspects.

By Mayo Clinic Laboratories • March 31, 2022

The fundamentals of revenue compliance February 8, 2022 Learn about the latest in laboratory compliance billing, including topics such as PAMA and COVID-19. This free webinar ...

By Mayo Clinic Laboratories Outreach Team • February 8, 2022

PAMA Implementation Delayed for 2022 December 10, 2021 The laboratory industry is breathing a sigh of relief with the passage of S. 610, the Protecting Medicare and ...

By Mayo Clinic Laboratories Outreach Team • December 10, 2021

ASCP 2021 Conference – Live and Virtual November 19, 2021 From October 27 – 29, 2021, the American Society of Clinical Pathologists hosted a concurrent LIVE ...

By Mayo Clinic Laboratories Outreach Team • November 19, 2021

Every clinical and anatomic pathology laboratory in America is affected by new Medicare and Medicaid coding and billing changes that take effect every year on Jan. 1. Next year is no exception, with new codes, revised codes, and deleted codes. Tune in and hear from one of our industry’s experts and prepare for the 2022 changes today.

By Mayo Clinic Laboratories Outreach Team • November 16, 2021