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What about the lab orders? A simple question with a detailed answer.

In the slides for her upcoming presentation on physician office labs, Shannon DeConda includes the question: What about the orders?
That simple question is the introduction to a detailed discussion of lab orders that includes:
  • The importance of documenting intent.
  • Who can order lab work.
  • What to do if something changes.
  • Verbal orders.
  • Routine, protocol or standing orders.
  • Recurring orders.
It’s easy to see why documenting, billing and coding in-house lab services continue to be a sore point for practices, but DeConda’s presentation provides the information practices needs to make sure their lab work is rewarded. There’s even a section on everyone’s favorite topic: Drug tests.
There’s still time to sign up for the webinar, which will take place April 18, 1-2 p.m. ET: The Physician Office Lab: Do Your Lab Work “Homework” and Stop Leaving Money on the Table.
If you have a speaker phone everyone in your practice can listen for the cost of one line, and receive CEUs. And you get free on-demand access to the presentation and a recording after the presentation.
Speaker bio: Shannon O. DeConda, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CEMA, CPMA, CRTT, has been in the healthcare industry for over 20 years with experience that ranges from working in a physician practice, to providing healthcare as a respiratory therapist, to working as a biller and coder, to providing medical audit investigations and education. DeConda founded NAMAS, the National Alliance of Medical Auditing Specialists, eight years ago while working as a senior auditor for its parent organization DoctorsManagement. At the time, there were no national certification organizations validating the medical auditor, so she founded NAMAS and established the CPMA (Certified Professional Medical Auditor) certification, beginning a grassroots effort to education and certify professionals.
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