What is your Lab’s QA IQ?

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Nov 05, 2020 · By Heather Kramer
Lab professionals have a role to play in the development of educational materials and programs, disease-specific test ordering guidelines, clinical decision support tools to help providers order the appropriate test, and guidance on interpreting results.

A recent report published by Medical Laboratory Observer cited providers, including health systems and hospitals appear to sign more and more payment contracts based on value-based care. So, the pressure on labs to ratchet up quality and efficiency will continue. 

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In a position statement on value-based care published in May 2017, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) said, “Laboratory testing is critical to the success of this new model. Clinicians routinely order tests to diagnose their patients, make treatment decisions and monitor therapy, so it is vital that the right tests are ordered and appropriately interpreted. Without this judicious use of the laboratory, patient-care suffers, and healthcare costs needlessly increase.” 

The best way to control costs in a lab, is to carefully and intentionally create a QA strategy that collects data about, and reports on these four pillars of laboratory financial health:

1.       Test Ordering
2.       Temperature Monitoring and Reporting
3.       Evidence Based Test Evaluation
4.       Process Improvement for Collecting and Shipping Tests

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