Outreach Articles

UnitedHealthcare announced on July 1, 2021 that they are delaying the implementation of the clinical and pathology Laboratory Test Registry Protocol until further notice.

By Jane Hermansen, MBA, MT(ASCP) • July 6, 2021

Leveraging the Laboratory 2021 will be held virtually on September 28-29, 2021. Registration is now open.

By Jane Hermansen, MBA, MT(ASCP) • June 3, 2021

In the January 2021 bulletin, UHC announces a new requirement for EMR/EHR integration.

By Jane Hermansen, MBA, MT(ASCP) • January 8, 2021

On November 23, 2020, UnitedHealthcare (UHC) posted on its website a further extension in the deadline for the Test Registry program, to 2022.

By Jane Hermansen, MBA, MT(ASCP) • November 24, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced PAMA reporting has been further delayed providing benefits to labs amidst COVID-19.

By Mayo Clinic Laboratories Outreach Team • November 6, 2020

Providing a financial view of the laboratory outreach program will gain mutual understanding and support from leadership.

By Jane Hermansen, MBA, MT(ASCP) • August 7, 2020

Effective January 1, 2021, United Healthcare (UHC) requires that laboratories submit test codes along with test name and CPT code.

By Jane Hermansen, MBA, MT(ASCP) • August 7, 2020

Pediatric patients pose a unique challenge for the laboratory. Creating a positive experience can impact their impression of the laboratory for many years.

By Mayo Clinic Laboratories Outreach Team • April 17, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CARES Act was developed to allow for temporary waivers for some regulations including PAMA.

By Mayo Clinic Laboratories Outreach Team • April 6, 2020

Laboratory Access for Beneficiaries Act was passed in December 2019. This success delays PAMA reporting by one year.

By Mayo Clinic Laboratories Outreach Team • March 6, 2020