The current healthcare reform bill mandates changes to some health
plan business practices that will result in increased operating
costs. As a result, health plans will have to reduce costs if
they want to maintain their operating margins.
this scenario, it's often laboratory services that end up on the
chopping block. Historically, health plans have tried to lower
costs by reducing what they pay labs for the services they provide
to health-plan members. But these days, given the competitive
price structure for most lab networks, there's little to be saved
by implementing this type of price reduction. So health plans
will need to implement some kind of utilization control, especially
for high cost, molecular testing.
what are some of the options for managing laboratories that
health plans might consider, and how could those impact your
lab? Find out when you register to attend the latest DARK REPORT
audio conference "Managed-Care Contracting: How
to Ensure the New Healthcare Reforms Won't Lower Your Lab's
Health Plan Reimbursements" that was held on Thursday,
February 17, 2011. Listen as Michael Snyder, Vice President
of Laboratory Management for Medical Spend Management Systems,
provides details on current trends in managed-care contracting
and helps you better understand what you can do to negotiate
the best possible contract for your lab.
you work for an independent lab, specialty lab or a hospital-based
group, you won't want to miss Mr. Snyder's insights into the new
challenges facing managed-care contracting. You'll get a comprehensive
review of key issues and learn proven strategies that will help
your lab successfully negotiate its managed-care contracts. So
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the reform mandates for health plans are affecting lab contracting.
The major trends in managed care laboratory contracting and
Besides aggressive pricing, what are the plans' priorities for
lab contracting and their associated networks?
expectations that health plans have for their labs and how your
lab can meet them.
The potential opportunities for labs to partner with health
The latest tactics health plans could use to manage their lab
The strategies that labs can use to be successful in this changing
2. Call toll free: 800-560-6363. Your
audio conference registration includes:
PowerPoint presentations from our speakers
full transcript emailed to you soon after the conference
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Snyder serves as Vice President of Laboratory
Management for MedSpend, a specialty healthcare organization
that provides services that can improve the way customers
grow, manage and analyze their businesses. He has 30
years of experience in the management of clinical laboratories.
Mr. Snyder also started Clinical Lab Business Solutions
(CLBS), a consulting firm focusing on business development
for independent and hospital laboratories, as well as
Laboratory Management Services, a management services
company that provides value to the health insurance
and laboratory industries. Prior to forming CLBS, he
was Vice President of Laboratory Networks for UnitedHealthcare
(UHC) where he directed the strategy for laboratory
services and participated in the development of UHC's
national provider network. Additionally, Mr. Snyder
served as Director of Business Development for Mount
Sinai Hospital's Center for Clinical Laboratories, where
he saw outreach revenues triple, resulting from the
implementation of a business plan that focused efforts
on billing solutions and demonstrated the value of the
medical center's laboratory to attending faculty. Finally,
Mr. Snyder served as an executive with LabCorp, one
of the largest commercial laboratories in the U.S.
Continuing Education Credit
The American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) designates
this program for a maximum of 1.5 ACCENT® credit hours towards
the AACC Clinical Chemist’s Recognition Award. AACC is an
approved provider of continuing education for clinical laboratory
scientists in the states of California, Florida, Louisiana, Montana,
Nevada, North Dakota, Rhode Island, and West Virginia.