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6 Tips for How to Get In Network with Insurance Companies

6 Tips for How to Get In Network with Insurance Companies

Has your lab or group encountered obstacles when trying to determine how to get in network with insurance companies who represent your patient population? If so, you're not alone. Health insurance companies manage their provider networks in a variety of ways and under...

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Improving Denial Management Through Artificial Intelligence

Improving Denial Management Through Artificial Intelligence

As CMS and private payors have increased the use of Medically Unlikely Edits and prior authorization programs over that past decade to control costs and utilization, providers and their billers have had to commit an increasing amount of time and resources to denial...

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What Is a CLIA Lab Director and What Are Their Requirements?

What Is a CLIA Lab Director and What Are Their Requirements?

The Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) regulations specify the requirements for becoming a lab director. Rigorous standards ensure labs have qualified directors for high- and moderate-complexity testing. The lab director ensures CLIA compliance in the...

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2022 Wage and Morale Survey of Medical Laboratory Professionals

2022 Wage and Morale Survey of Medical Laboratory Professionals

The results of Lighthouse Lab Services' first wage and morale survey of Medical Laboratory Professionals show a majority of our inaugural respondents are feeling overworked and are performing in understaffed labs, despite most receiving modest bumps in compensation...

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How to Navigate MUE Denial Adjustments

How to Navigate MUE Denial Adjustments

By: Billie Mildenberger, Director of Audit Services, Lighthouse Lab Services RCM Case Study - MUE Denial Adjustments: Medically Unlikely Edits (MUEs) are used by Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs), to reduce the improper payment rate for Part B claims. An MUE...

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What Makes a Good Lab RCM Partner?

What Makes a Good Lab RCM Partner?

Ask Ann is a new revenue cycle management mailbag headed by Ann Lambrix, Vice President of RCM Consulting for Lighthouse Lab Services. Each month, Ann will be tackling the burning billing and reimbursement questions from our clinical laboratory and pathology clients....

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The Most Cost-Effective Hire for Your Clinical Lab

The Most Cost-Effective Hire for Your Clinical Lab

Having a director for your high-complexity CLIA lab is a requirement, but did you know that a part-time lab director could be an appropriate option and significantly shrink your overhead costs? When is it acceptable to hire a part-time lab director instead of a...

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Why the VALID Act Could Harm Lab Innovation, Patient Access

Why the VALID Act Could Harm Lab Innovation, Patient Access

After years gestating in Congress, the VALID Act may soon finally be set to receive a vote this fall after recently being added to a broader FDA legislative package. But despite some support from the lab industry, the act, which would create a new risk-based framework...

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Step-by-Step Guide to Starting Your Own Laboratory Business

Step-by-Step Guide to Starting Your Own Laboratory Business

Medical laboratories bear an important responsibility in the healthcare field. Labs’ tests and analyses help doctors diagnose and treat patients’ problems, and labs help healthcare workers understand a patient’s conditions throughout the course of treatment. Starting...

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News & Press Releases

Giving Back by Volunteering with Lighthouse Lab Services

Giving Back by Volunteering with Lighthouse Lab Services

Pictured above: (Standing) Holly Wolford, Jennifer Zink, Beth Madden. (Seated) Grant Mitchell, Tracy Augustyniak, Kayli Miller. Not pictured: Ann Lambrix By: Tracy Augustyniak, Client Manager Do you work for a company like mine that encourages employees to volunteer...

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In the Company of Heroes: Our Values and Culture at Lighthouse

In the Company of Heroes: Our Values and Culture at Lighthouse

By Dionne Blount, versatile reinforcement for Charlotte HQ of Lighthouse Lab Services (but you can call us L.M.S.I.). When examining the things I feel knowledgeable about in my work at Lighthouse, I was led to reflect on all the things I do not know or fully...

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