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Medicare Advantage Payors to Require DEX Z-Codes

Medicare Advantage Payors to Require DEX Z-Codes

By: Cassie Penn, Client Manager On October 1, 2021, certain Medicare Advantage Payors, such as UHC, began requiring providers to submit DEX Z-Codes. Other Medicare Advantage Payors may now similarly start utilizing and requiring the use of DEX Z-Codes, according to a...

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Can Payors Recoup COVID Testing Claims During the PHE?

Can Payors Recoup COVID Testing Claims During the PHE?

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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How to Create a Safe Laboratory for Your Employees

How to Create a Safe Laboratory for Your Employees

In a laboratory, workplace safety is a paramount concern. Laboratory equipment, supplies, and waste present many chances for items to get damaged and people to get hurt. But accidents and unwanted outcomes can be avoided in a laboratory that fosters a safe work...

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Navigating Payment Disputes Under the No Surprises Act

Navigating Payment Disputes Under the No Surprises Act

By: Tracy Augustyniak, Client Manager “Heads or tails?” That's what goes through my mind when I think about the Federal Independent Dispute Resolution (IDR) Process. The IDR is the process in which an arbitrator decides certain disputes between payors and providers...

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Key Components of Any Successful Laboratory Business Plan

Key Components of Any Successful Laboratory Business Plan

One of the first steps you need to take to transform your ideas for a lab business into a functioning laboratory is to create a business plan. A business plan details your business’s objectives and how it will achieve its goals. Your business plan will help keep...

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What is MolDX and When Do I Need a Z-Code?

What is MolDX and When Do I Need a Z-Code?

Information provided by Tami Shaw, Client Manager, Lighthouse Lab Services Palmetto and WPS have delayed enforcement of the LCD highlighted in this article until May 17, 2022. The LCD will go into effect for CGS and Noridian on June 2, 2022. Laboratories performing...

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DCLS Graduate Aims to Increase Medical Lab Visibility

DCLS Graduate Aims to Increase Medical Lab Visibility

Talk to most medical laboratory professionals about their involvement in the patient care process, and you’re likely to hear them describe the need to increase the visibility of the vital role they play. For Dr. Melissa Bell, DCLS, MS, BS, MLS (ASCP)cm, that desire to...

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Top Questions to Ask Your Laboratory Startup Consultants

Top Questions to Ask Your Laboratory Startup Consultants

There are a lot of laboratory consultants out there, so how do you know which one to choose? The key to finding the best laboratory startup consultants for your new lab is conducting interviews and asking specific questions. Certain questions will help you gain a...

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How Medicare Policy Affects Molecular Testing Reimbursement

How Medicare Policy Affects Molecular Testing Reimbursement

By: Cassie Penn, Client Manager, Lighthouse Lab Services/Vachette As the clinical laboratory advances, we are seeing molecular testing become more available with a wide array of different tests available to physicians and patients. With the increase of molecular...

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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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