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Lab Set-up and Management

1 hour Audio and Power Point Presentation

Recorded April 19, 2016

Course Description:

Obtain everything you need to know about in-house lab testing. Determine testing needs and volume using to proper CPT code, and able to calculate projected cost of testing, revenue generated, and profit. Choose appropriate personnel, lab softward and correct size analyzers. Basic CLIA rules for type of lab, personnel requirements, and what to expect at the inspection are also discussed.

Learning Objectives: 

    •Assess your clinical laboratory needs and determine which type of lab you would need to operate successfully and meet the meaningful use requirements.
    •Calculate a projected financial feasibility statement to estimate actual cost vs revenue analysis. Let's be profitable.
    •Evaluate staffing, analyzer and software requirements to create a productive and profitable lab.
    •List items needed to set up a lab and implement a quality assurance program for CLIA compliance, including who's responsible for the lab operation.
    • Access materials and contacts for resources to build a Productive, Proficient, Profitable and compliant lab.

Faculty Bio:  Tim Dumas, Medical Lab Technician, clinical Lab Scientist

Tim brings over 30 years experience as a medical lab tech. 20 of those years has been working with and operating physician owned labs. He works closely with CLIA compliance inspectors to stay current on all FDA lab compliance issues. Tim is CEO of TLD Consulting, a medical lab consulting company specializing in small to moderate lab set up and operations. Tim has installed and/or managed over 85 labs. His compliance programs have successfully completed over 200 CLIA/COLA inspections. Tim's company currently provides analyzer analysis, financial feasibility and quality assurance programs to labs nation wide. Also known as Tim the Lab Guy, Tim has authored many article for medical and lab journals. He has been a returning, requested featured speaker at numerous lab conferences. He has proven that in house labs can produce fast accurate lab results and be profitable at the same time. Tim's moto is ..." faster results equals faster treatment leading to faster recovery" that create satisfied patients who become your biggest fan. This is real meaningful use.

Credit Information:

Designation Statement
The Urgent Care Association of America designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Credit for this course is good for 1 year after purchase.

Urgent Care Management Certificate 

Earn 1 UCMC credit in Operations by listening to this recorded session.

Submitting for Credit:  

If you would like to submit for either of the credit above, once you complete the activity you must submit for credit you will need to complete the 5 question exam.  You must answer 3 out of 5 correctly to receive credit.  Your credit will be placed in your profile under Professional Development or click on "My Credits".  Email with questions.  

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