In Memoriam: Gregory B. Root
CodeMap® Compliance Briefing: October 27, 2016
As promised, this week we will continue our discussion of laboratory business practices, which may result in the ordering and performance of medically unnecessary testing. Last week, we examined the use of standing orders, and this week we will explore the use of custom panels. In limited circumstances, custom panels may be appropriately used if the laboratory and ordering physicians adhere to rigorous compliance policies and procedures. Today, we will discuss when exactly custom panels may be used, the necessary accompanying compliance policies and procedures, and recent actions by the federal government and its contractors to limit and discourage the use of custom panels. As is customary, please forward any q....
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