CACMLE Management Courses

094-Online: Establishing a Hospital Outreach Service

$60.00

Contact Hours (Points): 5

Hospital laboratories have tightened their belts and become very efficient. Staff reduction and automation have allowed laboratories to significantly decrease costs without jeopardizing quality of patient care. As reimbursement is further reduced and managed care contracting increases, hospital laboratories are seeking additional sources of revenue. Many are considering establishing an outreach service. This course takes the reader through a step-by-step process to establish a hospital laboratory outreach service. Topics include courier service, marketing, billing, pricing, communication, and compliance. Participants will gain an understanding of the essentials of the referral laboratory business and will be able to determine the feasibility of exercising this option within their own facility.

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Product Description

Establishing a Hospital Outreach Service

Self-Study 094 – Basic Level

Contact Hours (Points): 5

Written by Joanne Edwards MEd, MT(ASCP)

Published 2002. Reviewed 2011.

Online – 094: Course Taken Online: $60.00 BUY NOW

IMPORTANT: This online course is accessible using the following:

Desktop or Laptop Computer – Download the latest Adobe Reader program.

Kindle Fire – No additional App download is necessary.

Apple iPad (all versions) / Nook / Kindle – Recommend purchase of a PDF Reader App, such as GoodReader, Cloudreaders, or Stanza by Amazon. Once downloaded, launch this App to access the course online site in order to logon to and view your course.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

SECTION I: MAKING THE DECISION

Administrative Approval, Market Assessment, Capabilities Review

SECTION II: SERVICE REQUIREMENTS

Mileage Reimbursement Rules

SECTION III: FEASIBILITY ANALYSIS

Feasibility Report, Business Plan Development, Client Problem Resolution

SECTION IV: COMPLIANCE WITH GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS

SECTION V: EVALUATING THE PROGRAM

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